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11 talking points from Kanye's performance at Glastonbury

Well, he gave us something to talk about anyway.

Britain Glastonbury Day 4 Source: Joel Ryan

LAST NIGHT, KANYE West took to the Pyramid Stage to perform his highly anticipated headline slot. It didn’t all quite go to plan with a stage invasion marring the performance at one point, but it certainly got people talking.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. He opened with Stronger and the crowd went wild

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The crowd was loving it. Good start, Kanye!

2. A few songs later, however, the whole thing fell apart when a comedian pulled a Kanye

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Comedian Lee Nelson ran on stage and interrupted Kanye mere seconds after Black Skinhead had started. He was promptly escorted off stage and Kanye demanded that the song be started over again.


3. He led the audience in a mass singalong of Bohemian Rhapsody

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There were a few bum notes and he kind of forgot the words. Oops.

Still, though, is there anything more joyful than screaming “IF I’M NOT BACK AGAIN THIS TIME TOMORROW” at the top of your lungs with 100,000 other people? We think not.

4. And brought Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame out on stage

Vernon, a frequent collaborator of West’s, performed Lost in the World, Woods and Hold My Liquor with him.

5. He got in a crane at one point, because of course

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For Touch The Sky and All of the Lights, he decided to quite literally touch the sky and perform the song from a crane? Well, it is Glastonbury.

6. Among those supporting him? Kim Kardashian, duh

Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 2 Source: Ben Birchall

Spare a thought for Kim, who probably got very little sleep last night on account of Kanye crawling the walls.

7. And Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne were there to cheer him on

Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 2 Source: Yui Mok

They were those people sitting on shoulders and blocking your view.


8. He ended the show by calling himself “the greatest rock star on the planet”

A statement which riled up people at home.

Expert trolling, Kanye.

9. Oh, did we mention the BBC’s subtitles did not cooperate?

Ligger, please.

10. All in all, it was pretty divisive

Some people loved it.

Others? Not so much.

11. Meanwhile, at home, Brian McFadden delivered this devastating verdict

Hmm, we’re sure Kanye is quaking in his boots.

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