2015年4月12日星期日

Tinie Tempah turns up late for Canterbury gig and leaves after two songs



  • EXCLUSIVE: Rapper was booked to play 'intimate gig' at club in Canterbury

  • But he turned up three hours after advertised start time and played just two songs before leaving

  • Club has apologised and vowed to seek refund from the star's management






Row: Tinie Tempah pictured performing at an 'intimate gig' in Canterbury last night, where he arrived late and then played just two songs


Row: Tinie Tempah pictured performing at an 'intimate gig' in Canterbury last night, where he arrived late and then played just two songs



Fans of rapper Tinie Tempah were left furious when the star turned up hours late to his own 'intimate gig' and only performed two songs before leaving.


Music lovers paid nearly £40 to see the singer perform in Canterbury last night - only to wait for more than three hours for him to arrive.


He then spent just a few minutes on stage, playing two of his songs before telling the crowd 'See you on tour' and leaving.


The club which hosted the event has apologised to the audience and accused Tinie of breaking his contract with them.


The event was advertised as 'an exclusive and intimate gig with one of Britain's most talented performers', with tickets starting at £30 plus booking fees.


Some fans are believed to have paid more than £100 to meet Tinie, 26, whose real name is Patrick Okogwu and who is best known for his 2010 hit Pass Out.


Ticket-holders had been warned that they would not be let in if they arrived after 11pm - even though Tinie was not there until at least three hours later.


One member of the audience told MailOnline that she stormed out in disgust when the star failed to turn up until after 2am, and then stayed in a VIP area meeting fans for another hour.


'We were told we needed to be there by 11, but he didn't turn up until well past two,' said the 20-year-old student, who did not want to be named. 'Me and my friend left after three and he still hadn't played.


'We weren't the only people who left early, a lot of people left. People weren't happy.'


Fans who stayed for the late-night performance were treated to just two songs before Tinie walked off stage, telling the audience: 'See you on tour.'



Venue: Bosses at Club Chemistry said they would seek a refund from Tinie's management


Venue: Bosses at Club Chemistry said they would seek a refund from Tinie's management



One ticket-holder wrote on Twitter today: 'Clearly success doesn't equal class, Tinie Tempah showed how little he cares about his fans in Canterbury last night.'


She added: 'He didn't deliver on his promises to the club, half-heartedly performed two songs rather than a full set then left.'


A spokesman for Club Chemistry told MailOnline that Tinie had breached his contract for the event - and claimed that at one point he threatened not to play a single song.


'We have never been so utterly let down or disappointed by someone we were so excited about,' she said. 'There was nothing we could do. At one stage his manager actually told us he was not going to perform at all!'



Success: Tinie Tempah pictured in 2011 after winning two Brit awards for his debut album


Success: Tinie Tempah pictured in 2011 after winning two Brit awards for his debut album



Organisers apologised to those who had bought tickets, saying in a statement: 'We are as disappointed as you. We were promised a two hour set with DJ Charlesy that included a decent performance from Tinie Tempah, as well as meet, greet and photos.


'It was all a massive let-down. We have lodged a formal complaint with his management and have demanded your ticket money back.


'Club Chemistry is committed to delivering quality artists and entertainment and it would appear that some people are not as dedicated to the cause as we are.'


The club said that it would make sure members of the audience are 'compensated' and promised to keep them updated.


Representatives for Tinie Tempah failed to return a request for comment on the row.











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