After his remarks about Emmanuel Macron during a concert, which led to the opening of an investigation for “public provocation to commit a crime or an offence”, the singer Izïa Higelin comes out of silence.

“At no time did I want to incite violence or hatred.” After the controversy aroused by his remarks against Emmanuel Macron, Izïa Higelin breaks the silence. Last Thursday, July 6, on the stage of the Nuits Guitare festival in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the French singer launched into a violent outing on Emmanuel Macron, describing a scenario in which she imagined the head of state in Piñata giant, the crowd would be equipped with “huge bats with nails at the end like in Clockwork Orange (Mechanical Orange Editor’s note).” An investigation for “public provocation to commit a crime or misdemeanor” was opened against Izïa Higelin, indicated in the wake of the Nice prosecutor’s office.

A controversy which had also led to the cancellation of his next concert, this Thursday, July 13 in Marcq-en-Baroeul, on the occasion of the National Day and pushed Izïa Higelin to speak, explaining his remarks on stage . “I am very sorry that this was misinterpreted, decontextualized, she explains in the columns of Ouest-France. At no time obviously did I want to incite violence or hatred. It is a story, an improvised and surreal link between two titles that talks about everything and nothing and that should not be taken at face value.”

And to add: “At no time in my concerts, do I incite violence or hatred. They are always places of benevolence and love, madness and improvisation.” For her release, Izïa Higelin is taking a big risk. Public provocation to commit a felony or misdemeanor is punishable by five years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.