Hard-working rapper Kanye West was so desperate to get to a New Jersey concert after he was stranded in Baltimore, Maryland, he took a four hour taxi ride.

The JESUS WALKS hitmaker notched up a $500 (GBP277) bill when he chose to drive to the show last month (AUG04), where he was supporting R+B hunk Usher, after planes in Baltimore were grounded.

West missed his own support slot, but turned up at the venue just as Usher was about to start his set.

West says, "I took a four hour cab ride and I finally made it to come out with Usher and he let me do a couple of songs during his set."

10/09/2004 09:12