Cee Lo Green late at concert, booed by fans

Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 09:27 AM IST

New York: `Forgive You` hitmaker Cee Lo Green was faced by an unforgiving crowd at the Coachella music festival who booed him after he turned up 25 minutes late for his set.

The Grammy winning artiste was the opening act of the festival but he sent the organisers into a tizzy by arriving late, reported Huffington Post online.

Fans booed at his no show initially and he was forced to make an apology later.

"Sorry guys, I just landed. You all still gonna party with me? I only have 20 minutes. It ain`t my fault. They should have given me a better time slot," said the singer.

Green managed only five songs before festival bosses pulled the plug on the star shortly after he had performed his smash hit `Forgive You` and in the middle of his cover of Journey`s `Don`t Stop Believin`.

He then stormed off stage to a chorus of boos from dissatisfied fans.

Staff rushed to get the stage ready for the next act, Lauryn Hill, who started her set 20 minutes late.