Tuesday 17 October 2017

Rapper Childish Gambino booed off stage at 'worst gig ever'

The venue has taken to social media to blast the rapper

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Childish Gambino performs on Day 2 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Childish Gambino performs on Day 2 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images)
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Childish Gambino, real name Donald Glover, was booed off stage in Newcastle after eager fans were very disappointed in his performance.

Fans who had travelled from Sydney to see the last-minute show took to the venue's Facebook page to complain that the gig was "the most bizarre and disappointing gig I've ever been to".

Avid fan Caitlin Jane wrote on Facebook that she "did not go all the way to Newcastle from Sydney to wait 2.5 hours through some crappy DJ set in a room the size of my living room with no air conditioning, sweating... for Gambino to come on stage and stand behind a DJ deck".

Fans were angry that the rapper did not perform many of the fan favourites.

"It should have been advertised as a Gambino sideshow".

Fans described themselves as "hurt, disappointed, let down, ripped off" and many requested refunds. A number complained about the heat of the venue, with one fan even pointing out that someone had written abusive messages for the rapper in the condensation on the windows.

Gambino recently appeared as part of a DJ set in Sydney and fans accused the venue of misrepresenting the set in Newcastle, but the venue told Buzzfeed News that it was "definitely a Childish Gambino set and not the DJ set advertised elsewhere".

They claimed they were "disappointed" and claimed they had "said something on the night but unfortunately nothing changed".

Writing on Facebook, the Cambridge Hotel said that they were "as disappointed as all of you".

"We jumped at the chance to.. present Childish Gambino to Newcastle in an intimate gig... he didn't deliver on what was billed and expected by everyone, including us".

Gambino will be performing at the sold-out 'Listen Out' music festival tomorrow.

Gambino is also an actor under the name Donald Glover. He has appeared in five seasons of hit TV sitcom 'Community' and also has a small role in Ridley Scott's new film The Martian.

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