The Streets frontman MIKE SKINNER was left fuming after he was turned away by a French doorman who didn't recognise him at a top south of France hotel.

The 25-year-old rapper, who was appearing at the PALAIS DES FESTIVALES on Wednesday (18AUG04), arrived at the Cannes hotel with his entourage to indulge in some celebratory drinking - but the good atmosphere quickly changed.

An onlooker says, "Everyone's mood changed - Skinner had a right go at the bouncers. He was swearing at them, saying things like, 'I'm one of the festival's main acts, let me in' - but they wouldn't budge."

This latest incident follows another snub which happened last week (09AUG04) following the London premiere of CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. The DRY YOUR EYES chart-topper was refused entry to the aftershow party at the exclusive TRAP nightclub and was enraged by the incident.

An eyewitness recalls, "Mike was furious. A couple of fans approached him and asked for an autograph, but he just said, 'F**k off, apparently I'm a nobody.'"

22/08/2004 10:38