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25/02/2015 08:39 GMT | Updated 25/02/2015 09:59 GMT

Brit Awards 2015: Kanye West To Perform New Song Instead Of 'No-Show' Rihanna?

Brit Awards bosses have reportedly had to pull in a last-minute replacement to perform in Wednesday night’s ceremony instead of Rihanna, roping in Kanye West instead.

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Rihanna had been widely tipped to make an appearance during this year’s Brits at London’s O2 Arena, but The Sun have reported that she failed to turn up to rehearsals on Monday, plunging the whole thing into chaos.

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Rihanna

A source told the newspaper: “Everything was prepared for Rihanna’s performance but she was a no-show.

“The organisers are furious as she was one of their biggest coups.”

Luckily, Kanye - who was reported as being a secret last-minute addition to the line-up last week - was at hand, and has now been confirmed as performing at this year's bash.

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Kanye West

The source continued: “Kanye is just as big a star as Rihanna and is always good value at awards shows.”

The Sun have reported that Kanye will be debuting a new song, rather than performing ‘Only One’, his Paul McCartney collaboration, which he sang at the Grammys earlier this month.

Rihanna had also been rumoured to be performing a new track at the ceremony, and debuted her first new solo material in two years on Tuesday, ‘Towards The Sun’, which is taken from the soundtrack to the upcoming Dreamworks film, ‘Home’.

Joining Kanye on the billing for this year’s Brits are Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Madonna.

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