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Daft Punk Forced to Cancel Appearance on “The Colbert Report” Due to Contract Agreement With MTV

Performing Not-So-Surprise-Appearance on the VMAs

Aug 07, 2013 Daft Punk
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Last night Daft Punk were scheduled to make a much-hyped appearance on The Colbert Report and perform their summer hit single “Get Lucky.” Turns out that didn’t happen. As Colbert wound up having to explain to a disappointed audience, MTV had booked the French electronic duo for an exclusive appearance at the upcoming Video Music Awards.

Colbert explained, “Here’s the story: it’s a true story. We booked click and clack over here about a month ago. But there was a problem. This network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV ... Apparently - and this is a deeply guarded secret so don’t tell anyone - Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Spoiler alert. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: no one told me until two o’clock yesterday.”

While Colbert went on to say that Daft Punk’s handler never promised any such exclusivity, the group was prevented from appearing on the Report.

Doing what he could with the unfortunate hand he was delt, and deliver something for his sponsor Hyundai (whose check he already cashed), Colbert reached out to a number of celebrity friends, including Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon, Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, and other to dance along to “Get Lucky” and bring out Robin Thicke to perform the “new song of the summer,” “Blurred Lines.”

Click below to watch the clips from the strange circumstance below.



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