Taking to Instagram, Sophia wrote: “I want to speak to my performance at Rockville metal festival in Daytona.“I have always pushed the limits in music and on stage. That night, I pushed the limits too far.”She continued: “I love my family, the band, and the fans more than anything and I know that some were hurt or offended by what I did. I apologize to them and want them to know that I didn’t mean to hurt them.”The note concluded: “I am not a shock artist. I always want to put the music first. I’m grateful for all of your continued love and support.”Her shocking stuntThe Brass Against frontwoman shocked crowds with the crude display at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Daytona recently, The Sun reported.The band was in the middle of performing a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s Wake Up when a male fan was invited up on stage.It’s not clear if the fan knew exactly what he was being brought on stage for, though footage caught him lying on the ground with what looks like a can on his head as Sophia unbuttoned and squatted over his face.The disturbing stunt was captured on video by people who were just feet away as they watched it unfold in the crowd.The man then got up and spewed up some of the urine in the direction of the audience.The band’s statementFollowing backlash from fans, the band took to social media to apologise for the incident on Sophia’s behalf.The band wrote in an Instagram post: “We had a great time in Daytona last night at Welcome to Rockville.“Sophia got carried away. That’s not something the rest of us expected, and it’s not something you’ll see again at our shows.“Thanks for bringing it last night, Daytona.”Fans reactWhile the comments on the post were turned off, fans still found a way to slam Sophia for the stunt.In the comments section of a previous post, which announced a European tour, one person wrote: “Now is the urinating on people a VIP experience?”“Will you be p***ing across Europe?” another quipped.However, others suggested that the man who was brought up on stage was a willing participant who didn’t seem to be disturbed in the video footage.“Yeah … the guy literally wanted it to happen. I’m not supporting it in any way but I don’t think [Urista] should be entirely to blame here,” one user added.This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.
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