The Canadian DJ Datsik’s life turned upside down in 2018 when he was accused of sexual assault spanning numerous years. As expected, he faced a huge amount of public backlash and his shows and festivals were subsequently canceled.
Both his personal life and professional career went to the dogs after such alleged disgraceful behavior. Better late than never, he finally spoke out about his actions in 2019. But first, let’s take a trip down memory lane and uncover the entire controversy that ruined Datsik’s career.
Datsik Controversy – What actually happened?
Datsik amidst a controversy was accused of sexual misconduct.
In March 2018, Datsik was at the center of a major controversy after getting accused of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
The accusations were made through Twitter where two accounts shared multiple screenshots of the rapper’s shocking conversations with fans. The chilling screen captures revealed incredible events where the musician forced himself on women after encouraging them to use drugs.
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One comment claimed the artist left a girl on the hood of his car all alone by herself who was near wasted and couldn’t recall her own name.
Following these events, fans took it upon themselves to dig through Datsik’s old offensive tweets from his official account, all of which were unsurprisingly deleted later.
yall i have to delete my original tweet due to a request for privacy, here it is for the 3rd time! pls RT pic.twitter.com/WHnxXI9ptN
— jocelyn (@_princesssjay) March 14, 2018
Another user revealed Datsik and his team would write ‘TULSA’ on backstage passes and hand them over to fans at the end of the show. Apparently, it was supposed to be derogatory as it read as ‘a slut’ when reading in a mirror.
Datsik took to Twitter to defend himself, stating he is a “vibe reader” and that he would “never take advantage of anyone.” Furthermore, he blamed the backstage issues on one of the staffs who he claimed is already fired.
It was too little, too late for the disgraced producer who got cut off from his Circle Talent Agency and the management company Deckstar.
Datsik finally broke his silence in November 2019
A year and a half after the infamous accusations were directed at him, Datsik released a seven-minute Facebook clip on 5th November 2019, providing details on what he’s gone through personally as well as professionally since the assault controversy.
I’ve been using this past year and a half to do some major soul searching and figure out how I can better myself and make smarter lifestyle choices moving forward.
Datsik talked about suffering anxiety and depression. Moreover, he spent time in rehab after experiencing issues related to addiction. The musician revealed he inevitably hit rock bottom following the controversy which he, later on, used to make some major realizations in his life.
A massive shift of focus was necessary to do right by everyone who has ever supported me and for me to start the next chapter of my life.
The statement, however, did not include any sort of apology nor any acknowledgment to the victims/accusers. This invited a large amount of backlash from fans on social media.
just watching datsik's non-apology, in which he spares not a single word to address his victims or acknowledge anyone but himself.
— Eprom 🔜 bed (@eprombeats) November 5, 2019
On a final note, the producer concluded by displaying his appreciation towards those who stayed by him and offered him support during those difficult times. Read the complete statement here.