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Lupe Fiasco Breaks Off His Performance in Texas

March 18, 2011 (8:00 am) GMT
Due to vocal problem, the 29-year-old rapper was forced to abort his first show at the South By Southwest festival.
Lupe Fiasco

Rapper has been forced to pull out of an appearance at the South By Southwest festival in Texas on Thursday night, March 17 after falling ill. The hip-hop star was due to play his first show since scoring his first U.S. number one album with "" on Wednesday, March 16, but he has had to cancel the gig due to vocal problems. In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "dr still has me on voice rest...won't be (at) sxsw."

Another headliner, Green, has also axed his slot at Austin's annual music and arts event. Singer and Airplanes hitmaker B.o.B. will step in to replace the pair, sharing the stage with rap sensation .

The music festival was also a comeback platform for who played an 80-minute set of hits and tracks from their new album "" on Wednesday.

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