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'Foster the People' Singer

KICKED OUT

of Prince Concert

10/26/2012 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Prince DOES NOT mess around when it comes to cell phones at his private shows ... and had the lead singer of Foster the People KICKED OUT last night when he violated the rule.

TMZ was shooting footage when Mark Foster -- the guy who sings the annoyingly overplayed "Pumped Up Kicks" song -- was escorted out of The Sayers Club when someone saw him tooling around on his iPhone.

Foster begged and pleaded with security to let him back inside -- using every tactic in the book:

-- I have a tab at the bar I didn't close!
-- I promise I wasn't taking a picture, check my phone!
-- I'm a musician, I understand ... I won't do it again.

... and of course, "I'm Mark Foster ... from Foster the People."

After a couple of minutes in limbo, security gave Mark a break and let him back inside ... but only after they MADE HIM check his phone.

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On his way out of the show, Mark told us it was a big misunderstanding ... he was simply checking a text message from a friend when he was tossed. 

He also said he understood why security did what they did ... telling us, "It's cool ... Prince doesn't play in front of 100 people every night."

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Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Annoyed and Overplayed? You TMZ lemmings wouldn't know decent music unless it was a gay fruitcake kid from Canada. Douchbags.

696 days ago
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FresnoBullpup    

He doesn't mess around with them at his regular shows either.

696 days ago
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Laura    

Never heard of this guy. I'm a Prince fan, but his need for secrecy while being an entertainer has gotten old.

696 days ago
4.

Phreaky    

Lindsay Lohan tweeted about these idiots (Foster the People) recently, so... yea. Associate with her and next thing you know, you are getting thrown out of places. Next he'll get a DUI while wearing someone else's pants with coke in the pocket.

696 days ago
5.

Jacko    

black vs white. black thug with to much power

696 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Well if you're a musician too then why even take your phone out at a private prince gig. We all know how prince is. It's not like you where at a private Clay Aikins private gig. He's OK with pics or even talking while he's singing. Haven't you ever seen David Chappell show you how Prince is on his show.
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Phishie from Philly

696 days ago
7.

jeezlouise    

He gets a pass for being a Romney supporter.

696 days ago
8.

dd    

Most artists don't allow recordings of their shows, most famous artists/////they don't want their shows blasted all over You Tube and facebook.

696 days ago
9.

Joey    

I agree with Jay # 1 The dorks that Harvey has hired are just there to make him look smarter

696 days ago
10.

Joey    

I agree with Jay # 1 The dorks that Harvey has hired are just there to make him look smarter

696 days ago
11.

Seriously    

Don't disrespect the prince

696 days ago
12.

Poopey Poopstein    

Prince is still giving concerts? And people still pay to see that freak? Isn't he/she ready for the Sunset Retirement home by now?

696 days ago
13.

Dennis Johnson    

Prince is a LITTLE A$$ HOLE with a BIG EGO.His music has always SUCKED and I would not cross the street to see that LITTLE THING!

696 days ago
14.

CD    

The rumor says that the guys in Foster The People are the biggest douche bags in the business so he probably deserved it.

696 days ago
15.

BC    

Damn! Do you people that post here like ANYBODY??

696 days ago
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