Kanye West at Glastonbury: 5 Most Controversial Moments
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.
— Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson) June 28, 2015
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.
Glastonbury 2015 🇬🇧! Craziest show ever!!!!! pic.twitter.com/57sEDIL5iG
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 28, 2015
5) The greatest rock star on the planet:
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.