A$AP Rocky showed up so late for a gig in Manchester, UK recently, that he eventually pushed through after the show’s headliner, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
During the month of June, A$AP Rocky toured with the Peppers in Europe, performing five times on the famous rock band’s Global Tour. However, during the show at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday (June 22), the Harlem, NY rapper reportedly arrived so late that he became the headliner by default. An announcement was shown during the show that read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, A$AP Rocky will now play right after Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
The lineup change caused many fans who had come to see RHCP to head to the exits. A video of the show, posted by Twitter user @jackcleggmcr, shows A$AP Rocky rocking the stage. A crowd of seemingly disinterested people slowly walk in the opposite direction.
“A$AP Rocky showed up late to support Red Hot Chili Peppers, so they announced he was after Chili Peppers instead,” the concertgoer captioned the video. “Of course every bastard is going to leave because 90% of the people here are bald dads. ASAP Rocky more like Late Rocky, I’m right guys.”
Other people also expressed their frustration on Twitter about the move.
“I can’t believe red hot chiles shorten their set ASAP so he can only do one set under 15 minutes,” one person tweeted.
“ASAP Rocky was on set LATE last night, came on AFTER the Red Hot Chili Peppers for about 15 minutes…what an absolute ringing,” another person posted.
Not all attendees were upset by the lineup change.
“Red Hot Chili Peppers did not disappoint. Absolutely brilliant Anthony Flea & co are superstars. ASAP Rocky brilliant too. Thanks for a great show,” wrote another.
XXL has reached out to the team at A$AP Rocky for comment.
Rocky is less than two months away from giving birth to his child with pop star billionaire Rihanna. He is currently working on his new album. His latest album, To testdropped in 2018.
Watch the video of the audience leaving A$AP Rocky’s show and the reactions below.
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