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Rapper Minaj misses her slot

American rapper and hip hop star Nicki Minaj missed her supporting slot at Wireless Festival because of "travel issues", organisers said.

They were left red-faced after being forced to admit that they had lost touch with the multi-award winning artist when she failed to appear on stage at Finsbury Park in north London.

A message which flashed up on screen said: "Special announcement: we are told that she was due to be speeding down the M1 from Luton Airport as we speak, but we have lost contact with her."