The rappers were due to perform at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England when they were let down by the cab they had booked to take them from a record signing to the venue.

Fan Kevin Wells, who had approached the band for an autograph as the drama was unfolding, offered to help by driving the hip-hop veterans to the arena.

They all piled into his car and made it to the show on time.

"Public Enemy had a taxi booked for 6.30pm, but it drove off before the guys had finished signing autographs," Kevin tells British newspaper the Sheffield Star. "People started panicking and looking for someone to drive, so I volunteered... They were such nice guys, we had a right laugh.

"We were chatting away, but the phone was constantly going as their management were clearly worried... Then as we were coming through (Sheffield suburb) Attercliffe, Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen, came on the radio. Everyone was singing the words and rocking out in the back of my car, it was like a Wayne's World moment. I was looking in the rear view mirror thinking, 'is this actually happening?'...

"We got to the arena about 15 minutes before they were due on stage."

Kevin later took to social media to share a picture of himself in the car with the band in the back.