(AllHipHop News) Apparently some rap fans down under were not pleased with the performance of American artist Childish Gambino. The Atlanta native was in Australia to perform at The Cambridge Hotel, and according to reports the “3005” creator was heckled and booed by audience members.
The Herald reports concert goers were demanding a refund after Gambino (aka Donald Glover) barely performed any of his songs. Instead, he was said to have stayed behind the DJ booth for nearly an hour as a group named Royalty performed for the bulk of the time.
Gambino finally took the microphone around 40 minutes into the show, but his set ended with audience members chanting obscenities.
The Cambridge Hotel issued the following statement on Facebook:
To everyone who came to see Childish Gambino show last night we are as disappointed as all of you.
We had the opportunity to present Childish Gambino to Newcastle in an intimate gig and we jumped at the chance as we aim to bring the best possible acts to Newcastle for music lovers. As seen last night, unfortunately we have no control over the acts performance once on stage.
For those that aren’t aware, Canberra and ourselves were 2 additional Childish Gambino shows that were promoted in the exact same way as part of his current tour and we were extremely excited to be presented with this opportunity. Subsequently he didn’t deliver on what was billed and expected by everyone, including us.
The Cambridge strives to deliver Newcastle the highest quality live music possible and we will continue to do so.
Like you, we were equally excited to present the act and its only matched by the disappointment in the performance by the act.
Big Apachee event promoter Marcus Wright told the Guardian Australia Gambino was expected to perform a full show. He stated, “as per the contract that we have signed, honored and paid for. There are no words in the contract about a DJ set.”
Gambino has canceled a performance at Canberra’s Academy Club for today (September 2). He is still scheduled to appear at festivals in Sydney and Brisbane over the weekend.