UK EDM producers Hudson Mohawke and Zomby were reportedly involved in a physical altercation during the latter’s Deviation show at London’s XOYO on Friday night. Following the incident, the two traded barbs over social media, lobbing insults towards each other over Twitter.
While details are still unclear and many of the tweets between the two producers, including one of Zomby’s apparently bloodied knuckles, have since been deleted, reports indicate that Zomby was displeased with his peer coming to his show and “tweeting shit about me and my people.”
Zomby claimed that he then punched Hudson Mohawke, real name Ross Birchard, tweeting, “Let him talk all the shit he wants he just caught 3 in the face LOL…” A subsequent selfie posted by Birchard shows virtually no damage and no evidence of “blood n black eyes” as alleged by Zomby.
Far more stinging it seems were the mutual attacks launched over Twitter, with Zomby telling Birchard, “You’re the only person on planet earth who makes givenchy look cheap u sweaty unwashed tramp,” adding, “Hudson Mohawke so ugly the motherf–ker looks like he smells of shit.”
“Useless getting drawn into shit w certified mentally ill ppl, much better to move onwards n upwards n leave the angry ppl in the dust,” tweeted Birchard, though he was not above the ad hominem himself, writing, “Wish him the best tho as I always do to all the pussymennnnn heh.”
While most of the tweets have been deleted, Consequence of Sound have detailed the back and forth, including many of the now missing dispatches, and have even compiled each producer’s comments into complete statements. Readers can check out both of the transcripts below.
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Zomby Twitter Transcript
Let him talk all the shit he wants he just caught 3 in the face LOL… Lost yourself. We are so far ahead. Now u know… Seen cut thumb from hudmo teeth. Next time xx… Ask security for footage. See me slapping shit out of u while 3 security who smoke with me after try stop me. U pussy— U pussy. Front it next time rather than hide round corners so my man can spot u And u don’t get 4 in the jaw— I know you read this you beg me up u Scottish prick u can’t front me u just found out— Think I’m lying. Ask anyone who was say deviation what happened— That pussy. Don’t try it with me I’ll come directly to your jawline— My sweater worth more than your life but let’s not go into that u don’t know givenchy unless i wore it first @HudMo— He keep tweeting. But the truth is he just got the shit slapped out of him and security took him away for his own good. Then smoked with me— My man did a beat for some famous rapper and no one have a fuck so wants to try fuck with me and the cult. U just got warning punches— Next I’ll get real time xx— Gimme that free promotion bitch..while u wipe your blooded lip… That boy he’s a snake wants to come sabotage my shit lol. U got a first taste. Keep tweeting cuz I’ll see u again Hudson u little fassy— Anytime again is fine I’ll see u— That’s 1. Watch me catch em in real time— You’re the only person on planet earth who makes givenchy look cheap u sweaty unwashed tramp @HudMo… He a fan. He come to our show. He hate he get slapped. He cry on twitter cuz he a hoe. All these guys like hudmo and whoever come to my shows they have too I never been to any of theirs tho I’m fine.. Hudson Mohawke so ugly the motherfucker looks like he smells of shit- Not all the givenchy in the world can save u fam you look like a retarded blind alcoholic @HudMo- I mean I had the flu all week I still rock up kill a club and slap up a pussyhole- For that guy it was a big night lol. Come to my show tweeting shit about me and my people and expect to walk off. Good luck.
Hudson Mohawke Twitter Transcript
Poor @ZombyMusic thought i should apologise in his face after wearing socks worth more than his entire outfit. but apparently non :/ Poor fellow. On the edge :/ @zomby music w 20 dudes on stage n no gals but to each his own I guess… Shit is embarrassing for the poor boy. Wish him the best tho as I always do to all the pussymennnnn heh. Let’s make music no?!— sorry 4 the poor boy that gets his mans 2 take it to actual violence tho. genuine szchizophrenia, boy belongs in hospital as we all know :/— crying out loud, poor lad. genuinely hope the boy gets some mental health care, as amusing as it is for us, its no joke, boy needs treatment— throught we left primary school like 15 years ago but some ppl still in that zone heh. night everyone. love.— reallyy realllly feel sorry for this guy its a terrible shame cos i think he’s capable of making good shit but fucking it up 4 himself :/— 1st time in very very long time i felt genuine pity for a fellow human, sposed to be an adult come on @ZombyMusic embarrassing urself. AGAIN— Actually cant believe im giving the lil man shine heh. Final gd evening frm team @Hudmo . Nothing but music. Fuck the bullshit (busta voice).