R&B stars Jodeci have blamed bosses at London's Wembley Arena for their disastrous gig on Sunday night (24Mar13), insisting they considered cancelling the show over a lack of equipment and rehearsal time.
The group was among a number of reunited 1990s R&B bands taking part in The Show event at Wembley Arena, and they closed the gig following performances from Damage, Changing Faces, SWV, Blackstreet and Dru Hill.
However, Jodeci faced a hostile crowd after reportedly taking to the stage late and without singer DeVante Swing, and they failed to win over irate audience members with their shaky vocals.
During the shambolic set, bandmember Mr. Dalvin reportedly jumped offstage and was unable to get back up again and the seemingly disorganised performance prompted loud boos and jeers from the audience.
In video footage shot at the event, Mr. Dalvin is heard shouting over the boos and begging the audience to let them continue, asking them, "Can we give you all 10 minutes?", but many fans reportedly left the arena early.
Bandmembers K-Ci & JoJo have now spoken out about the debacle, and suggested Wembley bosses were to blame for the shambles.
In a series of posts on the duo's joint Twitter.com page, they write, "The problems we had last night didn't have anything (to do) with us. Ask Wembley why we couldn't rehearse nor proper equipment was there... We argued with them all day about that and considered cancelling but knew it would be (a) great disappointment to the fans... We were so ready to give London what they deserve!... We love y'all (and) this will not stop us!!! Just motivates us!... The hates (sic) just makes us bigger."