Flo Rida bails on Fat As Butter festival + Police raid his hotel room.

Cheesy auto-tuned rapper and friend-of-Guetta Flo Rida failed to appear for his scheduled sets on the main stage at Newcastle’s Fat As Butter festival and at Mounties in Mt Prichard over the weekend, with the promoters claiming that he had a “hissy fit” and wasn’t “in a suitable condition to perform”.

The Fat as Butter promoters announced on Facebook yesterday afternoon that “Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control, FAB regretfully announces that Flo Rida is experiencing transport issues and will be unable to perform at FAB today.”

However two hours later those “transport issues” had been dismissed with “Brent at Fat As Butter” posting a follow-up comment to explain: “We’re as upset as you are. We paid Flo to appear months ago and since he’s been on his Australian tour, he’s been an absolute Tonk. He’s been in Sydney today, and he’s had a hissy fit. We did everything we absolutely could to get him here, but he wouldn’t come. We’re absolutely devastated he decided not to be a part of Fat As Butter.”
The management at Mounties have also released a statement directing fans to express their disappointment on the rapper’s Facebook page and claiming that “The club did everything in its power to meet the needs of Flo Rida and his management. From the demands for late specialty items in his dressing room, to offering to pay all transport expenses to get him and his entourage to the venue (after his own arrangements supposedly fell through)…

“Many promises were made and broken by Flo Rida and his management last night. And every time we got our hopes up that he was in transit to the venue, we would find out that he had not in fact left his hotel room. The most difficult part was then turning him away from the Club when he finally arrived nearly 3 hours after he was due on stage. We did not believe he was in a suitable condition to perform.”

The statement from Mounties also reveals that the club and Fat As Butter pre paid Flo Rida’s performance fee in full.

In response Flo Rida has only posted a vague comment on Twitter – “Australian fans, I was looking forward to performing for you but due to unforeseen circumstances I wasn’t able to do so last night” – and a series of posts on Facebook pimping his typically woeful new single Good Feeling.

Flo Rida raided

The Australian tour by certified douchebag Flo Rida has suffered another blow with a member of his entourage spending a night in the lock up and coping a $1800 fine following a raid of the rapper’s hotel suite.

Flo Rida made the headlines on the weekend by throwing a pathetic “hissy fit” and refusing to play at the Fat As Butter festival and then turning up over three hours late for a club show where the club owners turned him away as they “did not believe he was in a suitable condition to perform.”

Following the cancelled shows on Saturday, the comically substandard rapper and his entourage flew to Townsville to play a poolside concert at Jupiters Casino. His twitter reports that the gig was “unbelievable” but just after 8.40pm plain clothes police detectives raided a room on the hotel’s 19th floor, which had been booked out by the rapper’s minions, investigating the “strong smell of burnt cannabis” wafting down the hallways. Flo Rida’s “personal assistant” Dakari Dalawn Phillips was taken in to custody and spent 14 hours in the police lock up.
After his court appearance, Flo Rida’s lackey refused to answer any questions, but did manage to flirt with a female reporter calling her “cutie” and asking for her number. Phillips also missed his 4am flight out of Townsville with the rest of the crew.

As the Herald Sun hilariously notes “Phillips didn’t get lucky outside the court house he definitely did inside – with no conviction recorded for possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of restricted drugs, posses property suspected of having being used in connection with the commission of a drug offence and unlawful possession of weapons category.”

According to police prosecutor Colleen Wainwright the search of the hotel room netted:
A clip seal bag with 16g of green leafy material
A joint with 1g of cannabis
Three grinders
A set of scales covered in specks of green leafy material
A gold capsule of tetrahydra cannabis
A viagra tablet
A 10ml bottle of liquid cannabis
A Uzi taser

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