We Heard WHAT!? (pt. 4)

2008-08-22 17:06
Jay-Z for Glastonbury – again?
Jay-Z wants to headline Glastonbury again, reports Bang Showbiz. The rapper says he would be happy to return to the British music festival following his controversial performance this year. He said: "Of course I'd come back. It was incredible. I'm glad it went that way, because the world was watching. It's not about genres. It's about good music and bad music." The rapper opened his Glastonbury act with a cover of Oasis hit "Wonderwall", a deliberate swipe at Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher who publicly criticised the inclusion of the rapper at the traditionally rock music festival. He also broadcast some of the rocker’s derogatory comments on giant video screens before showing clips of celebrities and royalty made to look like they were endorsing his performance. He added to MTV: "I have a sense of humour like a Brit, so I thought people would appreciate that. Noel Gallagher was one of the biggest detractors, so I figured that was a cool way to start the show." While his debut performance at Glastonbury may have proved a success, the joke appears to have run its course, with even Gallagher now relenting, saying his comments were "misrepresented". Perhaps a better idea would be for Jay-Z to pass on the torch and encourage other hip-hop acts to play the festival and help usher in a new era for Glastonbury.

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