Cody Perez, singer of Portland's own Amerakin Overdose, calls out Otep on her recent behavior.
Known for having no filter, Cody apparently has had enough of Otep Shamaya, and lashes out via social media. Otep retaliates much to the dismay of the rest of Amerakin Overdose and an all out twitter war ensues.
See the interaction below.
These are straight from Facebook and Twitter
Cody: Fuck this piece of shit! The band is terrible and she's full of shit! I will never attend a show Otep plays. The only times I have seen her live is because of the other bands playing with her. A recent live stream she posted she said "Local bands DONT sell tickets!" She's full of shit. I have plenty of friends that have opened for Otep and sold tickets. She claims the local promoter is the one who decides if locals open. In my experience, the local promoter allows local bands to open IF the touring manager asks for locals. There is plenty of times the local promoter will say "The touring manager doesn't want locals." If the touring manager is asking for local support it's because they know Otep can't fill the place themselves and they NEED the help of the local bands for a crowd. Otep is a fucking joke! For someone that tries to put herself in the positive light she brings a lot of negativity. Here's to you Otep
Here is what former Amerakin Overdose bassist Brandon Sills had to say:
Otep. I do not understand exactly why you are continuously responding to tweets or messages the way that you're doing it. I don't know if it's you giving people the publicity or your means to fight back. But when you say my former band's vocalist is a homophobe, I will take issue officially.
During my time as a bassist for Amerakin Overdose, I was met with a level of respect and kindness that should be exerted when you barely know people. As time progressed, we had bonded on a level that was almost like the special missing ingredient to a mix. I was given an opportunity with them and I am forever grateful for it, regardless if I personally continue to pursue music as a career or not, on my own, or if I rejoin them.
Who gives a fuck if you're counting your Franklins, Grants and Jacksons on the way to the bank? Gloating about it publicly not only to the fans, but also to the haters, makes it seem perhaps that you have succumbed to greed? Personally, I'd be happy to have enough cash to just make the monthly ends meet, and enough fun money on the side perhaps to pay for my own touring.
Not my right to judge others per se, when it comes to business and money though...
But when you call my family homophobes, I take issue. I might not be the poster child for a Folsom Street spit roast, but I'll be damned if one of the nicest motherfuckers in music I've ever met, let alone worked with, is called a homophobe by one of my own.
Whatever you are doing right now, is to yourself. Even if it's bad press. They say bad press is just as good as good press. Well, the moment I get dragged into this, I officially have a problem. From what I have seen via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Theprp.com, and the likes... I have no real words for it. Just a disgusting taste in my mouth, that someone who openly identifies as a lesbian, a vegan, an activist... can not only call my family homophobes, but also possibly suggest to another bandmate that he has no black friends (perhaps a stab at the phrase "white privilege") on your Twitter account.
We get it that you've been in the business for 15 years. We get that you have 7 albums. We get that you have "singles" that have charted on Billboard and all that.
The question is, is all of this responding to the hate necessary? The whole story about The Convalescence blowing up into this, because of some he said she said regarding events related to your tour?
I would have handled things way better to be honest. But I'm not a lesbian, a vegan, or an activist, or straight edge, or any other label you identify with.
I'm a gay autistic spiritual metalhead who has treated everybody I've come across with the respect they deserve until they prove otherwise. I'd take a bullet for every life I've changed for the better, and I'd take a bullet for my AOD family. They'd do the same for me. So if you're going to attack them, you're attacking me in kind.
With all that said, get off your high horse and start treating people with respect and kindness.
Whose side are you on?