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Singer Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas on the Pink Carpet at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Armoury on November 19 2009 in New York City *** ***
The Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J and Natasha Bedingfield, were due to perform a charity concert in Central Park on Thursday to benefit The Robin Hood Foundation, a charity for anti-poverty. Due to servere thunderstorms, however, the concert had to be postponed until further notice. Fans were angered with the artists, specifically the Peas, for the cancellation because they’d been waiting in 90 degree weather, and rain, for six hours. According to PopEater, 20,000 fans chanted “we won’t go,” and police had to be brought in to guide those fans out. According to MTV News, the Robin Hood Foundation said in a statement addressing the cancellation. "The heat wasn't going to stop them, the rain wasn't going to stop them, but the lightning — it stopped them. It came down to safety for everyone. Organizers are hoping to reschedule, so ticket buyers should hold onto their tickets. Robinhood.org will have information in the next week or so.” Swift, along with Will.I.Am and Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, tweeted apologies to their fans. Swift wrote: "I was like 'I get to sing with Fergie in NYC?!' and then there was rain and lightning and they're like 'it's cancelled' and I was like [sad emoticon]." Will.I.Am tweeted: "I'm so sad the show got postponed," and Taboo wrote on behalf of Fergie: "Fergie is really sorry it's not happening we feel horrible.We are devastated and Fergie told me to tweet this she loves u all ... I hope that the concert will be rescheduled ASAP, our pea-ple deserve it, my pea-ple from chase and robinhood deserve this NYC we love u." The Black Eyed Peas did perform an intimate, mini concert backstage for fans, according to MTV.