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Red Hot Chili Peppers end up supporting ASAP Rocky after the rapper is late for the band’s Manchester show

A$AP Rocky arrived so late for his support set for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Old Trafford on Wednesday (June 22) that the California band performed before him.

Grammy-winning Thundercat was the first act on the bill, to be followed by Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and then the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

But A$AP Rocky played his 20-minute set after the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which just so happened to make him the night’s headliner.

Signs inside the stadium had informed the show’s 50,000 viewers that “due to unforeseen circumstances, A$AP Rocky will now play immediately after the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

Many fans were unimpressed. “The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled their set tonight so support act ASAP could play Rocky AFTER their headline set,” one person tweeted. “I’ve been going to gigs for over 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like it. Lots of disappointed fans. Bizarre end of the night.”

“A$AP Rocky kinda just ruined a Red Hot Chili Peppers gig,” wrote another.

A third wrote: “Asap Rocky didn’t even apologize for being so late he had to move on AFTER Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

(Invision 2022)

The Independent has reached out to the rapper’s reps for comment.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on tour with their new album Boundless love in Europe and North America until mid-October.

Read The Independent‘s two-star review of the album here.

A$AP Rocky is out on bail after being arrested in connection with a November 2021 shooting at an LA airport.

The 33-year-old rapper, who had just had a baby with girlfriend Rihanna, was arriving from Barbados on a private plane when he was arrested.

The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office on August 17.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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