Wyclef angers fans with no-show

Rapper Wyclef Jean has enraged thousands of fans after failing to appear at a scheduled hip-hop festival in Canada.

Rapper Wyclef Jean has enraged thousands of fans after failing to appear at a scheduled hip-hop festival in Canada.

The former Fugees star was due to play at the Global Hip Hop Festival in Toronto, but left fans fuming when he failed to appear - preferring to perform elsewhere with rap superstar T.I. Festivalgoers were outraged an appearance by Jean had been put on the bill, as promoters were fully aware he was unable to honour the commitment in Canada on 28 July.

Fan Matt Jenkins said: "Had they said that at the beginning, that would be understandable, problems happen. But they didn't tell us he wasn't coming until the very end. We all left disappointed because we had no idea he wasn't going to show up."

A statement issued by organisers YB Entertainment Group, reads: "Wyclef was asked to perform overseas with international superstar T.I.P. (T.I.) on that same weekend.

"He recently voiced a track in collaboration for T.I.P album and the track toke (sic) off on the charts, so we were forced to reschedule the event as per request of the record label."

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