MF DOOM Sends Alleged Imposter To Show In London, England

MF DOOM reportedly sends another DOOMposter to perform in his stead.

MF DOOM has a documented history of sending imposters to perform in his place at concerts, and it looks like Metal Fingers has struck again.

On Saturday night (August 25th), Doom was scheduled to appear at Livin' Proof in London, England, and the party had been renamed Livin' DOOM. Promoters for the event released a statement claiming that the booking was legitimate and that the rapper had exhibited some strange behavior prior to the gig, including threatening to call off the show if he didn't get more money and refusing to DJ, only to change his mind moments later.

Promoters released a lengthy statement that they had no idea that DOOM would send an imposter to appear in his stead. Read the full statement below (via Soul Culture UK).

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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161 Comments

  • Jones

    "MF DOOM he like DB Cooper." Most people who bought a MF DOOM ticket should've done their research and know that the Villain is known to send DOOMposters. It's a gimmick and like most shit rappers it's outplayed... but people keep buying tickets to see this dude. Don't get mad.

  • Anonymous

    and there could be like 20 shows in one night

  • Anonymous

    if deadmau5 can do shows like they do we should be able to have a hiphop artist that just a voice and a beat sorta like a hologram emcee but no hologram and have a team of the top 10 emcees write lyrics for it

  • Anonymous

    http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail.php?id=389651 www.AricTheThrowed.com Presents the instrumental mixtape, Produce.

  • Anonymous

    people who werent there can easily say its funny but if you were in the audience then you would be pissed since you bought tickets and everything

  • Anonymous

    yall call ross a fraud this nigga ripped on an entire comic book character and lives his life like as such. overwhelming hypocrisy

  • Anonymous

    shitting on fans like its nothing

    • Anonymous

      "Me not you' has posted that exact same shit like 67 times

    • Me not you

      word and worst of all are his blinded "Real Fan" that buy into this crap I get that it's apart of the whole Dr.Doom based character thing he has, but it's still stupid and dead wrong It's like going to a Jay Z concert and only having Memphis Bleek perform Jay songs

  • Anonymous

    lol Thats funny to me

  • youkidssuck

    Funny comments here asking how anyone would know what Doom looks like anyway. Are you serious? of course I know what Doom's face looks like. It was in some pretty widely seen videos. He's gained some weight and aged, but it's not like he got a new face.

  • Jay

    You guys do know that he is DOOM, right? By Doom i mean that he's actually a villain. He does this all the time and it doesn't bother me. If you're a Doom fan (maybe a TRUE Doom fan) then you'll understand. Its what he does, he's a villain people. That's what Doom is. Would be funny though if Wayne actually had an imposter of him lol. And im not a wayne fan at all but that shit would be so fucking hilarious.

    • p

      This ^ is the worst justification I've read

    • Anonymous

      I'm a huge fan of Doom and I think this is funny, I don't really care who they send out as long as it's a good show with good music whether it be Doom or not I wouldn't be all that bummed unless I was meant to meet him. I'm not even defending Doom but I'd laugh it off as long as the imposter did the show and entertained me. That's what a show is, doesn't matter what the act on stage is if the atmosphere is electric and I'm pretty sure Doom wouldn't send an imposter without knowing full well they'd purposely play a laughably good show or just perform the songs well or perform a decent DJ set or whatever. As a fan of Doom if I pay to see Doom and I don't see Doom but the show is still good then what's the matter? Also I'm pretty sure a good Doom fan wouldn't be seeing him for the first time and would be pretty psyched to be able to say they were the butt of a good Doom stunt and I think his actions and his comical comic book character just make him more unique and different and unusual in the rap game, you don't really see that much creativity in artists. It might not be oh so original and other rappers have probably done the same or similar but as a fan, I like the way Doom does it so I'm gonna keep loving Metal Fingers for as long as he entertains me and delivers the noises my ears like. Besides he probably wears a mask to hide his identity so that people focus on his music and have an interesting guy to look into and discover more about so I don't give a fuck who the guy is on stage doing the shows if it's Doom or to do with Doom or if it's some complete other, I couldn't give a fuck less as long as the music was tight and I have a good time that I've willingly burned my worthless paper for. I'd rather say I got punk'd by Doom himself than have paper in my wallet. There are just some things not many people get the opportunity to be able to say. Real fans would appreciate it and just go to his next show, or more of his shows because I'm pretty sure every time you'd have a new and great story to tell from a Doom show, if you support an artist you do everything you can to attend multiple shows right? or I suppose you don't get that concept as it's all about the money, the bitches and wearing your ray bands on stage, fuck the fans get the money. Doom just played his audience his own way, I'm sure if everyone is really pissed Doom will do something, make his next move. Who cares? Love Doom? support him, hate Doom? fuck off. Pissed off at Doom for this stunt, go back and get your $18 then.....

    • Anonymous

      worst justification ive ever read. like ever. im sure you'd create a half ass excuse if he killed your baby sister as well.

    • Based God

      Doom ain't no villian. He's a rapper. People pay money to see him live and what does he do to his fans? Doesn't even show up. Thats a dick move. And you say true fans would understand? What true fans would like this?

  • Anonymous

    you pay to be at a DOOM performance not to see the actual man. dude is behind a mask fro crying out loud. this is part of his schtick..how the fck u know enuff abt the guy to book him for a show and not know this is what he does?...this experience is what u paid for lol...DOOM has struck again lmaoooo

  • SCHWARZ

    AYE COSIGN REAL RAP WHO HERE KNOW WHAT DOOM LOOK LIKE 2 TALK SH!T ANYWAY? HOW WE KNO HE AIN'T DO RECON ON THIS "incredible party in a very small capacity venue" & SAID FCUK IT, I AIN'T DOIN IT IMMA STAY HOME AND MAKE BEATS? BUT LO & BEHOLD THE INTERNET FCUKBOIS KNOW EVERYTHING WITH A GLANCE AT THE HEADLINE

  • SMH

    i wish this nigger would stop performing and just continue being my slave, IE, pick cotton, cut my watermelon, etc etc, etccc

  • ROFL (Jus10)

    This dude taking the villian evil plot thing too far. lol

  • Anonymous

    This is stupid. You don't just send someone to perform for you just because nobody knows the face behind your mask. People pay to see you and the least you can do is perform for them. There are several other artists out there who tour way more than Doom so he can't give any excuse.

  • Anonymous

    nigga fat lazy and greedy haha he still one of best to ever do it was who give a fuck hahaha

  • Sam Snead

    Thats what u get for booking MF Doom, I only went to a concert he was performing at once, not a Doom concerts because I know better but he was supposed to be at Rock The bells in 07 in Michigan and didn't show luckily I was there to see Nas and Wu-tang n Kweli n Pharoh Monch n not Doom

  • ViolentVermin

    "All caps when you spell the man name"

  • Anonymous

    How would you know if it's the real DOOM or not if you've never seen his face? Let me guess, screen for voice recognition? loL Anyway I don't think shows would hurt him, he gets Adult Swim money everyday from 10pm-6am.

  • jjsteez

    im a HUGE doom fan but i'm sick of all these fans justifying his doomposter shit. like yo....if you're a LIVE artist you gonna give the fans your presence and performance. even if his shit ain't meant to be bumped in a big venue or some shit he still gotta show up. but for all you wack dudes sayin that doom is just some trippy shit for white kids...oh my god. his timing and word structure is soooo ill yo i don't see how you can hate on dude.

  • Rain

    As a huge Doom fan I find it highly funny for people to say he is irrelevant and washed up. Doom is like the underground Jay-z but can rap better. He has made an blueprint for most of the rappers that are hot now, people just don't realize it. And on top of that his JJ Doom album is one of the best releases this year, another gem that's added to his catalog. As far as the Doom poser I think it's wrong, but if you're a huge doom fan you would know not to go to his shows because this shit happens. He's a fucking villain, and he talks about doing this shit all the time in his lyrics so you should know better...

  • Gamer501

    Asian countries for Asians Black countries for Blacks but White countries for Everybody ? Nobody is flooding Asia with non-asians and telling everybody to 'mix' Nobody is flooding Black countries with non-blacks and telling everybody to 'mix' Every White country,and ONLY White countries are expected to flood themselves with 3rd Worlders and 'assimilate' (inter-marry) to create a mixed up 'blended humanity'. This is nothing but an attempt to Genocide White people. 'Anti-racism' is a codeword for Anti-White #SPREAD THE WORD

    • check your sense

      where in his entire rant does he say he's American/Canadian for all you know he's from Europe

    • QBN

      Okay then, all the White people must leave America and go back to Europe... dumb ass..

    • COMMON SENSE

      The government must be paying you real good to say this shit. You must not realize that the Whites stole this land FROM THE NATIVES. The Whites land is in Europe, not in America you dumbass. DETRACTOR/TROLL FAIL

  • Freestyle Fletcher

    This nigga doom man. You gotta stick to your priorities man. Stop this childish shit and do the fucking shows.

  • Twighlight Tone

    LIVING OFF BORROWED TIME THE CLOCK TICS FASTER

  • Pretty Tony

    JUST REMEMBER ALL CAPS WHEN U SPELL THE MANS NAME

  • Tokyo Tony

    THE BALED HEADED DOOM!

  • wegrweg

    DOOM seems like a faggot.. Top 10 DOA nonetheless tho

  • F*CKiNBIGBOOTYB*TCHES

    da villian strikes again!

  • T

    MF DOOM gotta eat too... he aint a robot and he got kids to feed. MM...FOOD one of the illest rappers to touch a mic.respect the God

  • Anonymous

    I don't blame DOOM, Hip Hop fans suck nowadays anyway, just a bunch of bitch ass jock riders, peace to those who have learned to respect the music and the man behind it, but the rest of yall panty throwing groupies deserve shit like this lol

    • Anonymous

      Doom Stan ^

    • Anonymous

      that is his style, nothing newb rah, if you paid to go to a doom show, you got what you paid for. hop off his cock, the dude clearly isn't interested in performing live, but you getting butthurt over something that is part of his act!! get over it.

    • Anonymous

      So, you dont blame a man for ripping off his audience and sending a weed carrier to pantomime for his money What do you blame an artist for then??

  • dark man x

    Metal Finger strikes again.

  • Anonymous

    i would never pay too see a DOOM show. He never shows up, its his calling card. If you knew this beforehand why would you take the chance. use your brain people before dropping dough on him. he probably sucks live anyways.

  • Anonymous

    Only way this DOOM motherfucker is going to get it is when motherfucker's quit booking him! His gimmick/sham has to be the dumbest shit I have ever heard and it's a terrible look for hip hop!

  • MMG Uncut

    Who cares. Only white nerds listen to that spacy shit.

    • @doublnegative

      LIMEY NERDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • Anonymous

      What is real hip hop?

    • Mom's Mini Van Uncut

      fuck off with your maybach screen name.. you wanna suck some ross titties don'tcha cupcake

    • sean williamson

      @double negative. You really just proved that it's still just nerds that listen to his shit, just black ones too. Come on dude, you got this man's album artwork on your skin forever, that's a sucker ass nerd move. I love Hip Hop more than anything except my family but damn it's a weak move to get something another man came up with inked on your skin. Be original, love the art not the artists. Your type makes hip hop fans look bad.

    • Anonymous

      because this website doesn't cater to underground, only industry supplemented under the radar acts get play, DX don't fuck with real hip hop. And not for nothing, MMG dude ain't lying, mainly suburban white dudes really rock with doom, but nonetheless dude can spit!!! it's ashame but its comical at the same time, this is his "revenge against the industry" i guess... Doom spit harder than Wayne and ross Ever Could , and thats real talk!!!

    • Doubl Negative

      I'm a proud Black Nubian with Operation: Doomsday and Black Bastards' album artwork tattooed on me. From '89s Gasface, to this year's Keys to the Kuffs, dude's been the most consistent performer in hip-hop. Luckily, I've seen Doom live on a couple of occasions, and there was no doppelgnger. Only misgivings was a lack of Viktor Vaughn ish. I feel sorry for his fans who were fucked-over last Saturday, but Doom'll always be a legend to me. The a formed mentioned Keys to the Kuffs like all Doom projects is dope as fuck, I don't know why DX haven't reviewed it yet, but it's four and half material, slightly behind Russian Roulette for album of the year.

    • haha

      Yeah man only good hip hop is Rick Ross.

  • Uhh

    He does this all the time. DOOM has always done this. Why are people surprised?

  • MF DOOM

    WHERE'S ME CRACKPIPE AT?!

  • Anonymous

    Either way the guy came at him wrong, I doubt he called his agent in a humble way, he was probably eager to speak with Doom from the get go and came off passive aggressively, and Doom wasn't having it, and from there, he gradually lost interest over a guy with a bitch complex. You all want to conveniently get at him through the likes of the booker, not him. So don't try and minimalize his intent or talent to his efforts through somebody else, when I had first heard he was doing this, pulled a stunt, I thought it was a classic, and you know it's not like people thought to themselves they WANTED TO SEE THE REAL DOOM, NOOO, it's because Theeeeey, got plaaaayed. That's it. Tough luck, the guy will still make money, the guy will still be a legend, and the guy will still play dumb ass fools. I'm sorry but as an artist, you should disassociate yourself from fans who could do nothing for you psychologically other than make you make money, and that is the simple understanding you have when you buy an album or go to a show. The idea of "supporting an artist"? buy buying their album? Is a self-righteous ploy, YOU BUY THEIR ALBUM AS MEMORABILIA, to flaunt to your other buddies that Oh, you haven't heard of him, check him out. And then you conveniently raise your hand when the artists shouts out whether or not you have the album. Alot of you stans and backpackers are punks and deserve to get played.

    • Anonymous

      Im fucks with doom and I gotta agree. THIS IS A PART OF HIS ACT!! YA'LL DUMBASS HIP HOP FANS GOT PLAAAYED!! NOW GO READ A BOOK AND HOP OFF YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER'S NUTS!! HE A REGULAR DUDE JUST LIKE YOU, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE??? Your A SUCKA!!

    • 905

      It's also illegal for DOOM to do that without telling them it's an "imposter". He signed a contract you dumb fucker.

    • 905

      You also have no idea how the music industry works. To book doom for a show you HAVE to go through is agent...durp.

    • 905

      I also don't think you even know what "passive aggressive" means. You're a bird go jump off a cliff.

    • 905

      There's a lot of assumptions in your comment. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. People like you could get hit by a bus for all I care.

    • MF DOOM

      HAHAHA...Y'ALL NIGGAZ GOT PLAYED. I PLAYED WITH MY COUNTRYMEN AS WELL...DOUBLE HAHAHA. I'LL PLAY THE ROYAL FAMILY NEXT...TRIPLE HAHAHA. PS: BATMAN'S GAY!

  • HAHA

    You guys really don't know that much about hip-hop do you? This is what DOOM does...it's part of his act. He is a villain, he plays a character. "How could he do this to his fans hurrrr", if you're actually a DOOM fan you would know he doesn't like performing live.

    • p

      It's stupid regardless, forget the character

    • @idiot

      This isn't the first time he's done this...he sends impostors all the time. Turning back on fans? He has always done this. Why is it a surprise?

    • idiot.

      this would be a funny prank to play on people who aren't his fans. I'm a fan of doom (all lowercase for the dude right now) but I've never heard of him saying he doesn't like shows, or that he would send an imposter to do a show for him. so, fans that aren't diehard dickrider fans like yourself are left with shit like this. this is how you lose whatever fanbase you have in your tiny, insignificant niche of backpacker-rap that's left in hip-hop.

    • MF DOOM

      THANK YOU!!! FINALLY A NIGGA WHO UNDERSTANDS ME

  • So Icy Boi!

    can't believe diz nigga turned his back on his fans, especially after I called him a legend on dat jj doom article a few weeks back. swag

  • Lol

    Of course people on HipHopDX would hate DOOM. If it's not fucking 2 Chainz, Lil' Wayne, Slaughterhouse, Rick Ross, or Drake you guys seem to think it's garbage.

  • Ja Rules

    If MF DOOM wishes to be forgiven by his fanbase he just has to appear on Ja Rule's newest album. Maybe Ja can sign him to a major label because Ja is the man.

  • sam uk

    Fuck this wanker. Screwed us over big time.

  • wow doom...

    just remember, all lowercase when you spell this fatass' name

    • any publicity is good publicity.

      unless you do shit like this. then bad publicity is bad publicity.

    • MF DOOM

      NO BRUV, CAPS LOCK ON ALL THE BLOODY WAY. I AM FAT THOUGH. WHERE'S ME FISH AND CHIPS AT? GET ME SOME BLACK PUDDING AND CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA WITH THAT AS WELL. PS: BATMAN'S GAY!

  • RC

    He might as well be spittin' in his fan's face thats some fake ass bullshit right there, I can see why MF Grimm don't associate with his ass no more.

  • White Nerd

    MF DOOM is the GOAT.

  • Mac Dre

    MF DOOM B SPENDING ALL HIS MONEY ON CRACK, THIS NIGGA IS A CRACKHEAD, ASK GHOSTFACE KILLA

  • MF DOOM IS A NIGGER

    i wish this nigger would stop performing and just continue being my slave, IE, pick cotton, cut my watermelon, etc etc

  • Mac Dre

    FUCK MF DOOM, FAKE BULLSHIT SHOWS & LAZY SCUMBAG CRACKHEAD, THIS NIGGA CAN DO MUSIC BUT AS FAR AS A PERSON HES A PIECE OF SHIT, PUT IN YOUR WORK HOMIE OR YOU WILL STOP SELLING SHOWS

  • LOL

    LOL THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS IRRELAVENT! WHat a nigger, music is garbage, LOL AT FANS WANTING TO SEE HIM

  • thatswhathappens

    everyone saying "well he's a villain" is laughable. the fat sack of shit is ripping people off, no other way around it, he just says "mf doom" (all lowercase for this bag of shit) is a character, you're paying to see the mask, not the man behind it. such bullshit. he's just lazy as shit. hopefully he goes bankrupt sometime soon.

  • Anonymous

    "he will take your cookies if you leave them out. true genius but he's in this shit for a DOLLAR just like the greedy promoters booking knowing his track record. he plans shows like robberies. he says it all the time." "If you're a TRUE DOOM fan, you'd know that Dr.Doom from the comics would send out impostors all the time." ^ this

  • Anonymous

    DOOM was hot for a while,recycled beats over and over sucks. So if DOOM sending imposters then pay him with fake money am sorry but am a DOOM fan but this is b.s. why would i pay for something that aint legitimate.

  • HipHop

    Just saw this... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-buy-DOOM/383919178341494

  • Anon

    Dumd doom. "Being a supervillain" isn't exactly an awesome defense in a lawsuit. Anyone who thinks this shit is okay needs to remember that stealing money without providing an agreed upon service is ILLEGAL and punishable. It's not a kid's game, it's money from his fans that he's stealing. Not that he hasn't been stealing money from fans with his last few albums anyways

    • Anonymous

      Were you shaking your fists when the bankers from Barclay's Bank and others ILLEGALLY used the Libor to STEAL TRILLIONS of dollars? Yeah, let's get DOOM, he needs to be punished, taking the fans'money. SMH Yeah lets

    • Anonymous

      you're not black tho, apply that fake to yourself.

    • MAC DRE

      shut the fuck up stupid fuck, niggaz is paying to see the real doom, not some fake ass nigga whos scamming on people with a phony ass gimmick

    • Anonymous

      Were you shaking your fists when the bankers from Barclay's Bank and others ILLEGALLY used the Libor to STEAL TRILLIONS of dollars? Yeah, let's get DOOM, he needs to be punished, taking the fans'money. SMH

    • Anonymous

      villains steal.

  • Anonymous

    you know he's a villain right? lol

  • merk city

    if youre a true doom fan you would know not to bother buying a ticket for his show

  • Joe

    I remember I had tickets for a DOOM show in England which he cancelled. I got my money back but after seeing this I'm glad it didn't happen. DOOM needs to stop this, how can he expect people to buy his music or come to his shows when he pulls stunts like this. This super villain shit does not need to extend to ripping off people.

  • Astam

    I was pissed at Doom when he spoiled Masta Ace's Album, Son of Yvonne, with recycled and boring beats... and now this? This dude needs to grow up, and stop hiding behind the metal mask.

    • anon

      He didn't produce Masta Ace's album. Masta Ace himself decided to use the special herbs beats that had already been out.

  • Anonymous

    fuck Doom. fucking fraud. is this how you treat fans?

  • Anonymous

    yeah good idea Doom fuck the the fans over and over again

  • MMG Uncut

    lmao @ all the white folks disappointed

  • MMG Uncut

    smh @ this washed up fool abandoning his own show and shitting on all his white nerd fans.

  • dentaldamboy

    MF DOOM doesn't have Wayne's talent or work ethic. That's why he's not rich like Wayne. Wayne is a perfectionist and masters all of his endeavors.

    • Yan

      Regardless of the actual story in question: Uh... Wayne who?!! You are talking about Zev Love X, MF Doom over here... Smoking crystal meth is detrimental to cognitive abilities my friend.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAA good man DOOM. it's these idiots still buying tickets and promoters booking DOOM that need to slap themselves. this guy is the super villain and he will take your cookies if you leave them out. true genius but he's in this shit for a DOLLAR just like the greedy promoters booking knowing his track record. he plans shows like robberies. he says it all the time. crying foul on a dude that does this all the time. DOOM's with his family while imposters get him money. he wins again.

  • Anonymous

    i know this guy is all lyrical and known in underground but who the fuck does he think he is? LADY GAGA??

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