Kanye West slams critics ahead of Glastonbury…

Some people aren’t happy about Kanye’s headline slot


by Ellie Henman |
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Kanye West has spoken out about the criticism surrounding his up-coming performance at Glastonbury.

Over 130,000 people signed a petition to try and get the organisers of the festival to pull the plug on Kanye’s set and give it to “someone more deserving”.

But, Yeezy’s not taking it lying down and ahead on his set tonight he’s responded to comments that the petition was racially motivated.

“I’m not concerned about race. I don’t think it has to do with race at all,” Kanye told the Sun. “There’s something abnormal about anyone speaking their mind in today’s society.

“It’s even more shocking or radical for someone to see a darker skin be so confident, because we’ve been advertised against it. So it’s surprising when someone darker really believes in themselves and speaks up about it.”

And, in typical Kanye style, he blabbed on about loads of other stuff. Totally normal Kanye behaviour.

“I just think there’s a lot of celebrities that are completely controlled by their finances. You could literally tap them on the wrist and say they lost five dollars and they’ll fall to the floor and beg for at least four of the dollars back.

“I’ll address [politics] however it needs to be addressed, because the world is broken. Somebody’s got to be crazy enough to put themselves and their wellbeing on the line for truth. Somebody’s gotta do it.”

His comments come as it’s claimed Kanye could be heavily censored when he steps onto the stage. An insider told the Mirror: “The set list can change at the last minute, so who knows what Kanye could say on stage?

“There are contingency plans in place. A warning will be broadcast ahead of his set, advising viewers to expect bad language, but as he comes on at 10.15pm there’s hope it will be acceptable post-watershed.

“Given his excessive swearing at the Brits, there will be a lot of nervy execs during his performance. But they’ll have to play it by ear on the night.”

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