"I'm MAD as Fuck," he wrote to one fan. "Australia I'm very upset that the promoters that contracted me to come never fufilled the damn contract! My bags are pack. I'm ready!, he continued, before urging, "If anyone knows the promoters call them or tweet them and ask them What the FUCK!!! Tell them yall want me to come! I'm ready!"
After humouring fans with a few retweets, Diddy then targeted Supafest directly:
@SUPAFEST2012 stop playin around and come thru with what yall agreed to in the contract!!! Don't cheat the people! Givem what da want!— iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) April 10, 2012
Today Missy Elliott's manager has claimed that she was never actually confirmed for the festival, backing up the artist's tweets that said she wasn't pulling out because she had never actually been 'in'.
Mona Scott-Young, Elliott's manager and CEO of Monami Entertainment, said, “It has come to our attention that Missy Elliott was being falsely advertised for Supafest. The promoter began advertising without confirmation from our end or contracts as it pertains to Missy's appearance.
"It is unfortunate when this happens as this dishonest behaviour hurts everyone involved. It not only damages the reputation of the artist but most importantly, it disappoints the fans who spend their hard earned money on tickets expecting to see the artist. On behalf of Missy Elliott and our entire team, we apologise to her fans for the false promotion and are taking measures to resolve the matter.”