Skepta was due to perform at Channel AKA’s Christmas party tonight in the O2 but a traffic jam en route to JFK airport led to the Boy Better Know star missing his flight.

The grime artist tweeted his shock and disappointment to his followers, saying

Skepta then apologised to all his fans and also to the TV channel for not being able to make the much anticipated party

The 14+ event will see performances from Devlin, Angel and Lady Leshurr, so far Channel AKA have not publicly commented on the issue but the IndigO2 released an official statement on Twitter saying

Unfortunately Skepta will no longer be appearing at Channel AKA Starz Xmas Party 2nite. We’re told a special replacement has been lined up!