British rapper Lady Sovereign shocked fans in New York by telling them to "F**k America" before cutting short a gig due complaining of depression.
The Love Me Or Hate Me star told the crowd at Studio B in Brooklyn she was only performing for financial gain - as she can't afford to pay her rent, despite her success in the U.S. including a slot supporting Gwen Stefani on tour later this year (07).
She said, "I'm sorry but I have to do this for the money - I'm so broke right now.
"I'm just about paying my rent. I'm gonna be homeless in two weeks. I'm not even joking. You don't understand I've just come out of depression
This is so painful to do."
Last month (Apr07), Lady Sovereign cancelled the remaining dates of her U.K. tour after failing to recover from a bout of exhaustion.