A video interview with Lostprophets, filmed in 2010, shows disgraced frontman Ian Watkins make an offensive joke, hinting at his sexual perversions. See the video below.
During a live-streamed online interview for MySpace, Lostprophets answer fans questions during the 43 minute chat. When asked by online user 'babygirl' what the band's guilty pleasure is, Watkins can be seen and heard answering by sniggering and saying 'You just answered it', but is drowned out by bandmates' chatter. "People watching will be like, 'did he just say that?'" he adds. His Lostprophets bandmates seem not to hear Watkins response.
He then changes his answer to 'smack' (slang for heroin). See the video interview below.
Skip to the 6 minute mark to see Watkins offensive comments.
Watkins recently admitted his guilt to 13 of 24 sex offence charges, including a charge of attempting to rape a baby, sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and further charges involving children and the creation of indecent images.
Lostprophets recently revealed a statement claiming that they had no knowledge of Watkins private life, and revealed the toll the revelations had had on the band.
The band wrote in a statement: "Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge. But despite his battles with drugs, his egotistic behaviour, and the resulting fractures and frustrations within our band, we never imagined him capable of behaviour of the type he has now admitted.
"We are heartbroken, angry, and disgusted at what has been revealed. This is something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Being in a band has always been a labour of love and a platform to inspire people, not to take advantage of them. It's still hard to believe this is happening and that someone we were once so close to has destroyed so many lives, lying every step of the way."