Otep Shamaya & Heidi Shepherd

Otep Shamaya Unloads On Butcher Babies Over Long-Running Beef


Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya has revealed a long-running beef between her and the Butcher Babies, in particular one of their frontwomen, Heidi Shepherd. Speaking on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘ podcast (see below at around 1:10:00 in,) she was asked about her ‘rock beefs’ which led to her offering:

“There’s a band that’s headed… It’s a little tiny band that’s fronted by a couple of fucking moronic bimbos that… One of ’em, if I see her I’m going to give her the option of like ‘do you want your jaw broken or your ribs broken? Just let me know which your sugar daddy can fix easier.'”

She went on to add:

“It’s the Butcher Babies, I hate them, I hate those motherfuckers. Heidi can fucking suck a fart out of my ass. Fuck that bitch man, she called me a cunt on YouTube. I was nice to them. I took them out as my direct support on my tour and they weren’t even signed—I did that as a favor.

The reason why they got so mad at me was ’cause I wouldn’t hang out and do blow with them after the show. I wouldn’t come and do cocaine. I don’t do drugs. I don’t do drugs… I’m not sober because I had a problem, I just don’t like drugs, I don’t like the way they make me feel. I don’t drink because I just don’t really like the way it makes me feel. I’ll have the occasional cocktail if it’s celebratory.

But they got so mad that I wouldn’t fucking hang out and do drugs with them and party with them every night. I’m like ‘dude I got a show tomorrow, you guys should be paying attention too cause you sound like fucking shit, every night. You look like shit. You should be taking care, you should maybe drink some apple juice or something, take care of yourself.'”

Host Jamey Jasta suggested that they eventually settle their dispute in a boxing ring akin to Jason Ellis‘ ‘Ellismania‘ events and also interjected that Butcher Babies had always been sweet to him, to which Otep replied:

“That’s their gig though. Then it turns out that she’s got some fucking, like grandpa, lawyer—something—some high powered lawyer in Los Angeles who pays for all her plastic surgery and shit like that. So she went on YouTube…”

Jasta butted in that the info was alleged, to which Otep responded:

“No, it’s true. You can say allegedly to protect your podcast, but that shit’s true.”

She later continued:

“Honestly they wrote a song about me called “Dead Poet” [see below,] all this crazy shit… Because I didn’t know anything about it either, it wasn’t until they started talking shit about me on YouTube. I was like ‘what?” I really thought I was nice to them. I gave them… I shared dressing rooms with them—stuff that like a lot of headliners don’t do.

A lot of headliners treat their opening acts like dirt. I try to set the example, like, one day you’re gonna be a headliner, be nice to your opening acts. I thought I was being real nice to them but then apparently they were just like mouthing, mouthing, mouthing, talking shit, calling me a cunt and all this stuff—like it’s not the first time I’ve been called a cunt; but I feel like when you’ve been nice to somebody and then they just turn around and—I don’t know if she was just trying to start beef and they get more attention or whatever, I don’t know. You’re the first person I’ve ever really told about it outside of my private circles.

I saw her at ‘Knotfest‘, ’cause we played ‘Knotfest‘. I saw her at ‘Knotfest‘ and I was like ‘Yo Heidi, I’m right here’ and she just like ran away as fast as she could. She don’t want this bro, like fucking throwing a tiger a piece of meat.”

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