Texan-born rapper Riff RAFF has cancelled his tour of Australia and New Zealand, after a fan detailed and accused the MC of sexual assault. The Fader reports that a woman named Eliza Stafford took to Facebook to graphically detail that when she was 19, she was allegedly raped “by a man whose stage name is Riff RAFF”.
The post alleges her first encounter with the rapper, after being asked backstage during a concert: “I was offered a shot from a (branded) vodka bottle that was sitting on the table. I was offered a 60 ML ‘party’ shot. I took the shot, it was syrup and I immediately asked what it was. RiFF RAFF and his support act told me that it was codeine and started laughing. I don’t remember anything from that point”.
Stafford wrote: “Another girl who had been backstage with me told them that I had been coerced to get in to a car with Riff RAFF and his support act.”
“I woke up as Riff RAFF was pulling out of me and getting in to the shower. I crawled – truly, on all fours -out of the hotel room and managed to get outside where I booked a taxi who wouldn’t take me because I was ‘too drunk’.”
She concludes the post: “If you are planning on attending the RiFF RAFF show at the corner next week I urge you to reconsider.”
Booking agency Audiopaxx are responsible for booking the rapper’s gigs and tours, and released a statement via Facebook around the cancellation.
“TOUR UPDATE: we have been made aware of allegations made against Houston rapper Riff Raff. Audiopaxx takes these matters seriously and does not condone any of this alleged behaviour. In light of this, we have spoken to his management team and the scheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand has been cancelled, effective immediately.”
RiFF RAFF has not responded to these accusations following his tour’s cancellation.