Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
8/29/2004 6:13:11 PM
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50 CENT was dramatically booed off stage tonight at the CARLING WEEKEND: READING festival (August 29).
The rapper was pelted with a shower of plastic bottles from the angry crowd, and even had a camping chair thrown at him, forcing the star to walk off after just twenty five minutes of his Main Stage set.
50 and his G-Unit crew were hit by a rain of bottles as they came onstage, and they even started to pick up the missiles and hurl them back towards the front rows.
Chants of “50 Cent is a wanker” were heard and the group were jeered and heckled throughout the short appearance.
Attempting to placate the thousands of people, the rapper said: “We’re just all here to have fun”, and even taunted them by challenging them to all put their middle fingers in the air.
One festival goer told NME.COM: “What was he even doing up there? It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”
After playing hits including ’In Da Club’, ’21 Questions’ and ’P.I.M.P’, 50 thanked the crowd and promptly walked off.
The star started his set at 8.10pm, twenty minutes earlier than scheduled, and left at 8.35pm. According to the stage times, he was due to play between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
Apart from The Streets, 50 was the only rap act on today’s Main Stage bill on a day dominated by hard rock bands, including Placebo, Lostprophets and Dropkick Murphys.
The Rasmus also suffered a similar fate when they walked offstage today after being pelted by plastic bottles.
Green Day will close this weekend’s Carling Weekend: Reading festival (August 27-29) when they take to the Main Stage later tonight for their headlining set.
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