On Friday, footage came to light of Brass Against frontwoman Sophia Urista peeing on a fan onstage. The fact that the man who got peed on seemed incredibly enthusiastic led the majority of people to think this was just a hilarious onstage stunt by a rock band, but some aren’t too happy about it. The band themselves issued an online apology and fielded accusations of assault, and the local police are now investigating the incident due to a police report being filed. Now, it’s been revealed that Brass Against have been banned from all NASCAR-affiliated venues, and Urista has issued her own apology.
As reported by The PRP, Urista released the following statement about her onstage stunt: “Hey everyone. I want to speak to my performance at Rockville metal festival in Daytona.
“I have always pushed the limits in music and onstage. That night, I pushed the limits too far.
“I love my family, the band, and the fans more than anything and I know 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.
“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.”
For most people, this would be enough — but not for NASCAR, whose venue, the Daytona International Speedway, was the site of the incident. In a statement, the racing brand have announced that Brass Against are hereby banned from any NASCAR-affiliated venue in the future.”
“Daytona International Speedway doesn’t condone the inappropriate actions that took place during Thursday’s Welcome to Rockville event,” says NASCAR spokesperson Ruyssell Branham. “We are working with promoter Danny Wimmer Presents to address the issue. The band will not be included in future programming at NASCAR venue.”
Everyone at The Pit would like to take this moment to say, what the fuck, NASCAR? Something tells me that if a famous race car driver had taken a leak on a willing face in a video, you’d be all about consent and giving the benefit of the doubt. If a little onstage urine is going to make you clutch your pearls, don’t host a rock festival.
You can watch video of the incident here:
Words by Chris Krovatin