Chvrches require police presence at shows after death and sexual assault threats from Chris Brown and Tyga fans

After receiving extremely threatening messages from several fans of the two artists

Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry has revealed that the Scottish indie trio now require police presence at their concerts after receiving death and sexual assault threats from Chris Brown and Tyga fans.

The threats came in response to Chvrches’ statement against Marshmello’s decision to work with Chris Brown and Tyga after they collaborated with the EDM star for their hit single, “Here With Me.” Both Brown and Tyga have been accused of committing violence towards women, and as a result, Chvrches issued an official statement about their “disappointment” with the track, revealing that they were “upset, confused.”

Brown lashed back at the band, calling them a “bunch of losers” in a comment on one of their Instagram posts. “These are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients,” Brown wrote, according to NME. “Keep grovelling over you own insecurities and hatred. IM BLACK AND PROUD. AND I KNOW ITS HURTS THAT U GUYS ARE STRUGGLING WIT LIFE OR PEACE SO U ARE FORCED TO SEE MY SUCCESS. You aren’t even #2 (REMEMBER 2nd place only means YOU LOST FIRST! TA-TA. GOODDAY PEASANTS.”

After Mayberry shared images of a set of abusive messages she’s since received on social media, she revealed that the band have been forced to increase security at their shows because of the threat. “I am not staying in my own home when we finish tour because the threats we have received have reached such a scale,” the frontwoman wrote on Twitter. “We have to have the police at our shows now. If that’s what I deserve for saying mainstream music should be more morally conscious, then so be it.”