The rapper mocks Noel Gallagher's criticism of his headline slot
Jay-Z kicked off his controversial Glastonbury headline slot tonight (June 28) with an Oasis cover - hitting back at Noel Gallagher's criticism of his booking.
Before the show started, a montage of clips played, concluding with the recent interview Gallagher gave where he said the Pyramid Stage performance was "not right" for the festival.
Before a huge crowd, the superstar rapper then mimed along to Oasis' huge 1995 hit 'Wonderwall', to huge cheers.
Speaking earlier to Tim Westwood for Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Jay-Z said of the Gallagher controversy: "You know that sometimes remarks are made out of ignorance. If Noel Gallagher saw me perform and he said that then I understand that - that is a personal opinion and I have no bearing on how he feels – you know – it's just not your taste. But he has never seen me perform - I'm sure or else he wouldn't say that. We will see what happens after tonight!
"You know the funny thing about it with Noel and whoever else – for the most part, everyone's ready. I thought the resistance - it would be like – I thought it would be like an old guard versus the new guard but it's really not like that. You know, right now, every single person that I have seen, that I've encountered, that walked up to me - everyone is very excited about the show and ready for it so I feel good about it."
29 June 2008
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