Hip-hop crew's NME/Radio 1 Stage show went with a dramatic bang
The controversial hip-hop collective performed on the NME/Radio 1 Stage this afternoon, but were met a torrent of missiles from a worked-up crowd.
Having broken his foot, Tyler, The Creator walked onstage on crutches. Yet while at France’s Les Eurockeennes festival last weekend he leaped around the stage on one foot, today he remained sat on his fold-out chair for the whole performance.
The first bottle was thrown just before ‘French!’, and after an initial torrent, Left Brain retaliated by opening up water bottles on the stage and throwing them back into the crowd. One of them hit a boom arm camera in the lens.
After one bottle from the audience hit a cameraman in the face, Syd Tha Kid high-fived the perpetrator. Then, when Odd Future‘s tour manager was told to make the band stop retaliating, he at first shrugged, before minutes later removing all full water bottles from the stage.
The chaotic show came to an end 20 minutes before its allotted time with ‘Radical’, during which a clearly angry Left Brain shouted: “We ain’t playing your motherfucking game.”
However later in the day Tyler took the show in his stride, writing through his Twitter feed Twitter.com/FuckTyler: “This Scotland Show Was Awesome,” followed by another missive “Kid Got A Black Eye Out here in Scotland, With A Smile”.
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