Not wearing my rolex but times up - Xclusive Touch

Not wearing my rolex but times up

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Not wearing my rolex but times up

Not wearing my rolex but times up

The UK Grime star was only on stage for only 15 of the 45-minute scheduled set at the Cumbrian festival.

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The grime MC criticised the Cumbrian festival and those that attended it the event, labeling them as ‘pagans’, after he was booed off stage on July 20th.

Before he took to the stage on July 20, Wiley had complained on Twitter about having to travel from London to Cumbria for the festival, which he now assumes may have contributed to the poor reception he received. “When I went on I knew some people were going to be unhappy,” he admitted.

However after playing only three hits, and trying to briefly explain his Twitter posts to the crowd, he was booed heavily. This was followed by a number of liquid-filled plastic glasses were thrown and while none are believed to have hit him, the ‘Wearing My Rolex’ rapper left the stages shortly after.

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Not surprisingly, he seemed to be happy about the short set, shortly tweeting after; I Just earned £1000 a min. Best job ever despite anything else… I drove into Cumbria picked up 15 k underneath the noses of a few haters not everyone was … just a few …”

However, to Wileys defense, he later added, “The escalation on Twitter is uncontrollable. The woman who was looking after us said if it gets too much, just come off. After 15 minutes I looked at the floor and it was covered in coins. Any one of those coins could have taken my eye out.” I know full well had coins and bottles of what I can only hope be water been thrown at me I would have made sharp exit!

The event organisers advised Wiley if the situation with the crowd became dangerous or out of hand that he could leave the stage early.

In my opinion, it is one thing for a crowd to boo or pester an artist on stage, let alone for someone’s safety to be at risk. In which case there is an understanding as to why Wiley made an early exit.

Wiley also defended his use of the word “pagan” to describe the Cumbrian festival-goers, saying: “Pagan’s just a word but they don’t know that yet. It’s a London thing. I don’t want them to think I hate Cumbria.”
As to whether Wiley will be returning to the Cumbrian festival in the future seems questionable.

Reading festival, Cofton Park in Birmingham, and the Manchester Academy are a few of many gigs that the MC Star has planned for the rest of the summer.

What do you guys think about Wileys early exit at the festival? Is it selfish of him, or does he have a valid point for coming off stage early? Let us know what you think @xclusivetouch

Let us know what gigs and festivals you guys have been to this summer! Have you seen Wiley perform? Let us know what you thought of him! @xclusivetouch

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