Kanye West at Glastonbury: 5 Most Controversial Moments

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Kanye West’s much-hyped performance at this year’s edition of Glastonbury was bound 2 be controversial. 

The rapper put on quite a show on Saturday night (June 27, 2015) despite the fact that many petitioned against his performance at the festival. However, the show must go on and a massive crowd gathered at the Pyramid stage to watch his headlined set.

One person who was certainly impressed with his performance was Yeezy himself. Here are a list of the five most controversial moments from the night.

1) His set was interrupted by stage crasher:

British comedian Simon Brodkin, best known for his character Lee Nelson, ran onstage in a “Lee-zus” T-shirt during “Black Skinhead”, the fourth song of West’s set. He was quickly escorted off stage, but West was clearly upset and asked to restart the song.

2) The longest FourFiveSeconds of our life:

He sang “FourFiveSeconds” alone and it was the longest duet with nobody ever. Where’s Rihanna when you need her?

3) Forgetting the words to Bohemian Rhapsody:

West treated fans to a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, except he forgot the lyrics. He mouthed along to “I’m just a poor boy”, before forgetting the words and just, sort of, opening his mouth repeatedly.

4) He mentioned his number one fan:

The nicest, less controversial part of the night was when the 38-year-old rapper mentioned his wife, Kim Kardashian.

This song was extra special for me. I was trying to explain to a girl I loved so much how much I loved her. She brought this poetry out in me that became the lyrics and she ended up becoming my wife and she’s here tonight.

5) The greatest rock star on the planet:

Just when we thought Paul McCartney or Dave Grohl (who was supposed to be at the show) would appear on stage, West ended his performance by saying this:

I’m going to say this tonight because 20 years from now, 30 years from now, 40 years from now, I might not be able to say it, but I can say it tonight…You are now watching the greatest rock star on the planet.

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