Lil’ Kim Lovebox Festival appearance cancelled by organisers after she fails to arrive on time

US rapper was due to make her only UK festival appearance of 2013 at London event

Lil’ Kim‘s appearance at this year’s Lovebox Festival in London’s Victoria Park was cancelled by organisers yesterday (July 21) after the rapper failed to appear on time.

The US MC was due to give her only UK festival performance of 2013 on Lovebox’s third and final day, Sunday July 21, joining a line-up that also included Goldfrapp, Hurts, Purity Ring and MS MR. However, she failed to appear at her allotted time, leading to festival organisers Mama Group issuing the following statement: Lil’ Kim did not turn up to her set on time. The festival had no other option but to maintain the scheduled running order to ensure the other main stage acts were not disrupted.

Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Rudimental and SBTRKT all performed on the festival’s first day, Friday July 19. While, Plan B headlined the event on Saturday July 20, joined by AlunaGeorge and a rare set from soul singer D’Angelo.

The festival made headlines in the week prior to happening when So Solid Crew were removed from the bill at the last minute. MC Harvey of the grime collective claimed another artist on the line-up had forced the move and that he would “name names” soon.

Lil’ Kim released her last album, ‘The Naked Truth’, in 2005, but put out a mixtape called ‘Black Friday’ in 2011. She is currently working on her fifth album, currently untitled, with a new single expected at some point this summer.