Kanye West Starts Over When Fan Crashes Glastonbury Stage
Kanye West was one of Glastonbury's must-see acts this year. And it looks like he didn't disappoint. Not only did he have a few tricks up his sleeve, but Yeezus had his own surprise when a fan managed to get onto the stage during his set.
As Kanye started performing the first few bars of "Black Skinhead," British comedian Simon Brodkin dashed onto the stage and came face-to-face with the rapper. However Simon's time in the spotlight didn't last too long because he was taken off just as fast as he got on it. And after doing a little lap, Kanye called out to the sound guys to restart the track and went on with his performance. You can see how that went all played out above.
"Some people were saying Kanye shouldn't headline Glastonbury so I thought I'd give him a hand," Simon, who plays a character named Lee Nelson, tweeted.
Kanye threw in a curve ball no one expected by covering Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." After letting a choir sing the beginning, he starts singing the lyrics. You can watch that performance below.
Kanye's hour and 45-minute set was filled with hits like "Jesus Walks" and "Touch the Sky," which he performed while standing on a crane above the crowd, as well as "All Fall Down," "Bound 2" and "Gold Digger." He also brought out Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon to perform "Hold My Liquor."
As the stage crasher mentioned, some Glastonbury fans were not too pleased to have Kanye as one of the fest's headliners. Since it has been known for having rock acts headline each night, a petition was started in order to get him out of it.
But no matter how anyone felt about Kanye before Glastonbury, it seems he made an impact on that stage. And clearly, he wouldn't have it any other way.
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