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Wiley quits Glastonbury before scheduled performance Get Tickets

Rapper had previously said 'Fuck them and their farm' after voicing upset about weather and amount he was being paid

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Wiley has cancelled his appearance at Glastonbury, leaving the festival before his scheduled performance on Saturday (June 29).

The rapper initially shared his frustration over having to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival during a lengthy Twitter tirade on Thursday (June 27), but went one better after having arrived on site.

He tweeted: "Ya know what... en route to heathrow realtalk...lol .... Idc. Make sure you go see the Rolling Stones tho …"

He added: "I don't have to play there ...God knows and I know ...all this moaning means nothing to neither me or god ...lol ... Tbf my manager and team could of prevented this but I don't blame them I'm just glad I ain't at glasto ...Amen."

The grime star's earlier negative tweets have since disappeared, but he had made his feelings perfectly clear before hitting the 'delete' button. "Soon as I land …Rain ffs," he began, before adding several tweets later: "Fuck it life goes on but I am pissed. Glastonbury ain’t paying me enough to leave my comfort zone …tight bastards."

Continuing, Wiley lashed out at several other summer festivals, saying: "Capital ball Glastonbury And wireless can all fuck off as far I’m concerned." He then took issue with his Glastonbury fee, warning: "I’m gonna tell al the promoters how much Glastonbury get away with paying people and the other festivals will think wtf .."

Later in his tirade, Wiley even began tweeting at the official Glastonbury Festival Twitter account, @GlastoFest. "please cancel me I do not want to play for you ever again," he urged. Then, responding to a tweet from fan @DJimmy_Wilson, he concluded: "jay z had to wait till the end of his career to play glasto ..fuck them and their farm …."

Wiley was due to appear on the Sonic Stage on Saturday afternoon. He also apologised for the original "Fuck them and their farm" comment, saying it was rude and he shouldn't have said it.

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