Dispute between club and rap star

Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, backstage at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 1, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ TCT. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire

Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, backstage at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 1, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ TCT. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire

0
Have your say

A nightclub owner says he has been left out of pocket after an appearance from rap star Professor Green fell through.

Corby club Rockafellas has been advertising extensively for the visit of the London-based star on Sunday, June 3, and owner Rocky Duggal says he had an agreement in place.

The Telegraph reported earlier this month that Prof Green, real name Stephen Manderson, was appearing at the club in Princewood Court on Sunday, June 3.

But the chart-topper took to social networking site Twitter to tell fans he will not be appearing, denying he ever agreed to the show.

He tweeted: “This whole Corby gig is a gas, demand a refund. The club in Corby advertised without ever having booked me. Please make sure you get your money back!”

The Telegraph understands hundreds of tickets have been sold for the event at £10 each. Mr Duggal said he had an arrangement in place, which has since fallen through for financial reasons.

He said: “He has got another event in London on Sunday now. His fee was put up.”

Rockafellas has pledged to reimburse any disappointed fans.

A message on the club’s Facebook site said: “Should this event not go ahead, don’t worry. We will issue refunds on tickets bought.”

Mr Duggal added: “Refunds are being made as we speak. I’ve spent thousands on advertising this. The real one who is out of pocket is me.”

Rockafellas also posted a picture of an email which appears to confirm the appearance.

In reply Professor Green tweeted to say he is not signed to the music label referred to.

A statement from his management said: “Professor Green will not be performing at Rockafellas in Corby on Sunday.

“This event was not confirmed by the artist, management or agent.”