Slowthai withdraws from show at Wembley Stadium after court appearance
Lowthai has pulled out of a scheduled performance at Wembley Stadium after appearing in court on two counts of rape.
The British rapper was scheduled to perform at the July 8 show alongside Britpop bands Blur and Self Esteem.
The 28-year-old, whose real name is Tyron Frampton, was released on bail at Oxfordshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and will next appear at Oxford Crown Court on June 15.
On Friday, Metropolis Music said in a statement: “Metropolis Music confirms that Slowthai has canceled its scheduled July 8th performance at Wembley Stadium.”
Slowthai has “categorically” denied the allegations, saying he is “confident” his name will be cleared.
“I am innocent and confident that my name will be cleared. Until then, I will be using my energies to ensure this is completed quickly and fairly,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I ask my supporters not to comment on this situation and to respect the process and my family’s privacy at this time.”
His retirement from the Wembley Stadium show comes after his name was dropped from the schedules of several major UK festivals.
He was due to perform at Glastonbury as well as Reading and Leeds this summer.
Earlier this week, his name was no longer listed in listings for events that previously featured him as an artist.
Slowthai was nominated for a Grammy in 2021 and a Mercury Award in 2019, and has won awards at the NME Awards and the UK Music Video Awards.
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