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DOOM: Impostor In London?
Theo Darton-Moore , August 28th, 2012 05:30

Fake DOOM alleged to have taken the rapper's place at a London show

Masked man of rap DOOM allegedly sent an impostor to a show promoted by the Livin' Proof DJ collective in London this weekend, report XXL Mag. The show was at Shoreditch's Concrete Venue on Saturday 25th August.

Having recently released a collaborative album with Jneiro Jarel entitled Key To The Kuffs, the rapper was set to appear at the venue for a rare DJ set. However, a Facebook post by the Livin' Proof crew states they suspect the appearance actually came courtesy of an impostor sporting DOOM's signature gladiator-style mask. The group also revealed that his management had demanded more money prior to the event, stating that DOOM would not appear if their demands were not met.

This is not the first time he has pulled a disappearing act, and in the past it has reportedly been a regular occurrence at his live shows. DOOM himself has not yet made any statement about Saturday night's event. However, you can view the full statement from Livin' Proof below.

"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."