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Rapper booed off stage at Reading
The Rasmus
The Rasmus had a global hit with In the Shadows
Rapper 50 Cent was booed off stage at the Reading Festival on Sunday night after playing for just 25 minutes.

The star was pelted with plastic bottles by the crowd, as he took to the stage on the final day of the weekend event.

One audience member also hurled a camping chair on stage during the set.

50 Cent was the second act to face a hostile reaction from the crowd after Finnish rockers The Rasmus were booed off stage just one song into their set.

The band, who had a huge hit with In the Shadows in April, suffered at the hands of a merciless main stage crowd.

At the festival's sister event in Leeds, Morrissey topped the bill on the last of the three days.

More than 52,000 festivalgoers watched the former Smiths frontman perform new material from his album You Are The Quarry as well as Smiths classics including How Soon Is Now and Shoplifters Of The World Unite.

Other highlights in Leeds on Sunday included a set from The Libertines, while in Reading chart-toppers The Streets and US rockers Green Day took to the stage.

The White Stripes at Reading
The White Stripes were forced to cancel last year's appearance
The events, among the biggest in the British rock calendar, have seen tens of thousands of fans revel in mud and music.

The White Stripes headlined Reading on Saturday before moving on to Leeds on Sunday - and apologised for pulling out last year.

They were forced to cancel after singer Jack White was in a car crash.

"My name is Jack White, this is my big sister Meg, sorry we couldn't make it last year - we caught a cab this time," he told the Reading crowd.


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