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Inbreds, pagans and reptillions – rapper Wiley's view of Cumbrians

Musician Wiley has launched a new foul-mouthed attack on CockRock and Cumbria after being booed off stage at the festival.

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Wiley

The London-based rapper/grime artist quit the main stage at the Cockermouth event on Saturday night, just 15 minutes and three songs into his headline set.

A war of words has since flared on social network Twitter in which Wiley has 'squared up' to criticism of his actions and behaviour.

And yesterday, in a series of bizarre tweets, he levelled accusations at CockRock, said Cumbria is a "county of witches children" and denounced its population as "inbreds","reptillions", "pagans" and more.

In the posts - which cannot be reproduced in their entirety due to their language - he says CockRock is a "small capacity festival" and adds "I done my job and they want money back ..they are lucky I am not sueing them for stuff thrown."

And in another message he says: "Don't throw stuff on stage and cry wolf when I leave the stage get paid and leave... you got ur show u sang every word".

The audience had been antagonised by the 'Wearing my Rolex' singer's astonishing Twitter attack on the not-for-profit festival prior to his arrival - and his threat not to turn up.

The crowd booed and threw objects at him when he appeared for his 10pm show.

Wiley did little to calm the ill-feeling when, shortly after walking off, he tweeted to say he'd just earned £15,000 - £1,000 a minute - and it was his "best job ever." He later pledged to **** the money up the wall, rejecting suggestions he donate his fee to charity.

He also wrote: “You think I would drive seven hours and perform for 15 mins while dodging a few bottles and coins to give them back money ......Are u mad lol."

Marie Whitehead, of cnevents, which ran the festival, said the organising committee was taking legal advice.

She added: "We will be having a committee meeting and talking about the situation.

“We will have a look at the contract and see where we stand and we haven't ruled out legal action yet.”

Have your say

Ben D and SarahM - obviously trying to get a `bite` there. Wiley is definitely doing the same, posting comments from the safety of his account on twitter but I bet he wouldn't do a gig in Cumbria again soon if he was offered! So SarahM - are you saying you are a socially inept reptillion, an inbred pagan and the child of a witch if you agree with Cowie but are from Cumbria? Are you 10 years behind the times? or are you simply adding fuel to the fire? Just to correct you on one other thing, he was booked to do 45 minutes but did 15 minutes.

Posted by cumbrianjay on 30 July 2013 at 23:41

Hello Cumbria Police - there are more racist comments on here which are offending me. Everybody can have a view, but expressing it in a manner likely to cause offence to people is not acceptable. News and Star - you should be monitoring these posts more closely.

Posted by Offended on 30 July 2013 at 18:46

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