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MF DOOM May Be In Legal Hotwater For Faking Appearances

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MF DOOM has been the topic of legal matters lately as he has been said to be sending an imposter wearing his signature mask to perform in his place.

Apparently this is not the first time this happens as MF DOOM has a documented history of sending imposters to perform in his place at concerts, and this time it looks like people are finally fed up with it.

The latest incident occurred this past Saturday night (August 25th), where Doom was scheduled to appear at Livin’ Proof in London, England. To make the event more memorable the party had been renamed Livin’ DOOM.

There was plenty of money invested in this party so when things were quickly looking very suspicious promoters for the event released a statement. The statement claims that the booking was legitimate, but the said rapper exhibited some strange behavior prior to the gig, including threatening to call off the show if he didn’t get more money and refusing to DJ.

Promoters released a lengthy statement that they had no idea that DOOM would send an imposter to appear in his stead. Read the full statement below (via Soul Culture UK).

To everyone who came down to our Livin’ DOOM event on Saturday and are questioning whether that was the real DOOM – we are in the same position as you. We had a legitimate contracted gig from his official booking agent and were in contact throughout the booking process with his US management, and label. We were even talking and working with the promoters of DOOM’s forthcoming London live shows in October and November.

As far as we were concerned, the real DOOM was going to appear… we received news from DOOM’s management on the morning of the gig that DOOM wanted more money or he would not show up. This show was done and intended as a very special and intimate show which was not about making money but putting on an incredible party in a very small capacity venue. As we wanted the show to go ahead and was left to ransom to this extortionate request, we agreed this even though this was a breach of our agreed contract. In hindsight, we should have cancelled the show then and there… At 9.30pm after we had open the doors, we were told by management that he would appear but would not DJ and was just going to sign autographs. We said this was unacceptable as we had agreed and paid for a DJ set… 10 minutes later we received a call saying that he would DJ… Or that’s what we were led to believe.

As many of the people in the venue noticed, there is a very strong possibility the person that was finally sent down was not DOOM himself.

Doing this show has taught us a lot about how some artists operate and how they feel they can treat others and, most importantly, their fans. As fans of DOOM ourselves, this has left a very sour taste in our mouth.

Anyone who has been to Livin’ Proof parties always know that we do our utmost to provide the best quality show and we are so sorry for anyone who came down and were disappointed by the DJ set from the artist supposedly meant to be DOOM.

We will do our utmost to make this up to anyone who purchased a ticket for this event. We paid the fee upfront to Daniel Dumile’s bank account and have the receipts to prove this. We will be seeking legal advice and are doing our best to get his show fee refunded from DOOM and his management and will then take suitable steps after this action.

All the best,

Livin’ Proof Crew.

At this point people are unsure about how many times MF DOOM has sent an imposter to events or concerts, but one thing is for certain, he is quickly losing fans from around the world and gigs.

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