Yesterday, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cee Lo Green[/lastfm] had a very special message for the organizers of the Coachella Music Festival. It began with “F” and ended with “You.” The superstar was booted off stage and rallied his fans to a near riot. Find out what went down and check out our exclusive picts from the wild performance.
According to Yahoo! Music, Green showed up nearly a half an hour late for his afternoon set. When he eventually took the stage, he played several of his hits including “Forget You” and “Crazy.” He just started find his groove in the nearly 100 degree heat, when event organizers alerted him that his set time was finished.
The stage was booked solid for the day. Acts like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Black Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Interpol[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lauryn Hill[/lastfm] (ie musicians who actually arrived at the festival on time) were scheduled to go on shortly after Cee Lo. In order to keep the festival on schedule Cee Lo had to go.
He was not pleased.
The rapper screamed, pouted and demanded his fans flip the bird to Goldenvoice (the concert promoter). That didn’t garner any good from the festival organizers and Cee Lo was unceremoniously booted. Check out the pictures above and come back later for video from the stage hijacking.
We’ll be covering Coachella all weekend long. Keep checking in for all the best highlights, videos and exclusive pictures from the festival.
Thanks to our friend Menace for the exclusive picts!