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Several say rapper was arrogant and disrespectful during a festival in South Africa.




South African newspaper Sunday World is reporting that T-Pain angered fellow performers at Friday’s Macufe African Cultural Festival in South Africa by exhibiting arrogant and disrespectful behavior backstage.

Under the headline “T-Pain in the ass for local musos,” the article stated that T-Pain kicked local acts out of the backstage changing area because he refused to share space with them.

      SABC1’s Live crew member Phila Mazibuko was reportedly barred from filming T-Pain’s performance, and artist Thembi Seete said her treatment in relation to T-Pain adds to her overall belief that U.S. artists look down on their peers from other countries.

“I want to thank Macufe organizers for allowing me to perform there, but what happened to me was unacceptable,” she explained to the Sunday World. “I wasn’t allowed to stand next to the stage when T-Pain was performing. It is sad that these U.S. artists think they are all that and [can] treat local artists the way they treated us.”       

Festival organizer Joe Chakela denied the accusations, but conceded there was a policy in place to make sure no artists remained on stage after a performance.      

 “People must not come with their own stories. Nobody was manhandled or chased away from the stage,” he stated. “The policy was that artists who had finished performing must not go on stage or near it to watch T-Pain perform.”

Credit: eurweb.com

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