Plan B has said that he cut short (slightly) his support set at a recent Eminem concert at Slane Castle in Ireland because his audience were clearly tired and just wanted to skip to the main event.
The British rapper, real name Ben Drew, was on immediately before Slim Shady at the Slane show, and towards the end of his set shouted “Slane, are you with me?” before adding, after a somewhat lacklustre response, “Come on you cunts!” He then reportedly asked how long he had left to play and, after being told there was ten minutes to go, said: “Ten minutes? Ten minutes… well, we’re only gonna play one more song cause we don’t really wanna be here”.
Speaking to NME about the incident, Drew said: “[The crowd] were tired. They’d been there all day. They’d been there from when Chance The Rapper was on early. They’d been drinking, they were tired and they wanted to see the main event. When you’re main support and you’re just before the main event, I think it gets to that point in the day when people just want to see Eminem”.
He went on: “My way of picking up the crowd sometimes is being a bit abusive. I’m like, ‘Come on, you cunts’, you know what I mean? That’s pretty much what it was. A crowd can be a tough crowd because they’re not interested, or it can be that they’re tired. For me, it was more that they were tired”.