Last year, Twilight star Robert Pattinson appeared in a photograph alongside Death Grips (and Beyoncé). Apparently, the actor’s association with the group wasn’t a fleeting one. Government Plates just got its physical release on Black Friday, and as a Reddit user pointed out, the liner notes featured this revelation: Pattinson played guitar on the track “Birds”.
It’s been confirmed that this is true. Zach Hill recorded Pattinson’s guitar with his iPhone and the band sampled the recording on the track.
There was a rumor going around last year that Death Grips had directed a short film starring Pattinson. The band refuted that rumor.
Pattinson is reportedly in a relationship with Tahliah Barnett, aka FKA twigs. News of their relationship apparently triggered a series of hateful, racist tweets toward Barnett.
Here’s the song:
Watch Death Grips perform “Guillotine” at Villain: