Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was arrested before he went on stage at Wireless festival in Croydon, causing his performance to be cancelled.

The American rapper had been due to perform at the music festival in Crystal Palace Park on Saturday, September 11, but organisers posted announcing he would not be appearing, and they were hoping to reschedule for Sunday.

The organisers said there had been an "incident involving A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie" and that they were working to change his set to sometime tomorrow.

On Sunday, the 25-year-old, real name Julius Dubose, revealed what had happened, writing on Instagram that Met Police had arrested him before his performance.

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"Smh sorry to everyone who came out to see me at Wireless, London police locked me up before I went on stage for something I was accused of 2 years ago.

"I’m OK and I’ll try my best to make it up to you guys."

A spokesperson for Met Police said: "On Saturday, 11 September, a 25-year-old man was arrested at the Wireless Festival in Crystal Palace Park.

"The arrest was made by Met Police officers at the request of Greater Manchester Police.

"The man was released on bail to attend a Greater Manchester police station at a later date."

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The rapper released his debut album in 2017 and earned his first number one on the Billboard 200 chart with his econd album in 2018.

Known for hit singles Drowning, Look Back At It and Numbers, he is expected to release his fourth album later this year.

Wireless was held over the weekend instead of it's usual date in July due to the pandemic.

The massive music festival shut half of Crystal Palace Park and saw up to 50,000 people a day attend the event, but local residents said they were excited for local business.