DOOM Sends Another Impostor To London Show


DOOM is back to his villainous ways. The masked rapper has pissed off fans over the years by sending impostors in masks to concerts instead of showing up himself. The latest case went down in London at a Livin’ Proof show called Livin’ DOOM. According to the guys at Livin’ Proof, organizing the show didn’t go as planned, and the man that finally showed up (pictured above) does not appear to be DOOM.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the rapper behind classic underground hip-hop albums like Operation Doomsday and Madvillainy explained, “Everything that we do is villain style. Everybody has the right to get it or not get it. Once I throw it out, it’s there for interpretation. It might’ve seemed like it didn’t go well, but how do we know that wasn’t just pre-orchestrated so that we’re talking about it now? I tell you one thing: People are asking more now for live shows and I’m charging more, so it must’ve worked somewhere…when you come to a Doom show, come expecting to hear music, don’t come expecting to see.”

Livin’ Proof issued the following statement about the show:

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.

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  • a guest but not really

    hahaha homeboy is like “dude those acting classes paid off i get a free trip to london i just gotta wear this mask” haha prolly let a genius playlist mix the dj set aswell.

  • Joe Joe McYuckingstein

    INCREDIBLY dick move on DOOM’s part. You simply can not do this to fans, regardless of any “artistic” spin you put on it. MAYBE this would be funny at something like that VMA’s or on the talk show circuit..but a intimate venue of die hard fans? Fuck outta here.

  • j

    Kinda shits me that he is trying to palm it off as some sort of artistic ‘villain’ themed stunt when really he just wants more money…. lost lots of respect for DOOM on this.

  • T

    What an utter c*** he is being about this. Trying to spin the debacle like it was meant to be some artistic statement is even worse. At least be honest, DOOM, you only care about the money. I am a huge fan of his, but I’m never going to buy a ticket to one of his “shows”.

  • kushmjerf

    DOOM knows how to earn

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  • mr_axed

    He’s not acting like a villian doing this he’s acting like a dick.

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