The grandest “fuck you” in rap history
Noel Gallagher’s a douche. We can all agree on that. Not as big of a knob as Liam, but a knob nonetheless.
When it was announced that Jay-Z would headline the UK’s famous Glastonbury festival this year, Noel’s racist nationalist rant against him made all the papers.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Gallagher said. “If you start to break
it then people aren’t going to go. I’m sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance. Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and
even when they throw the odd curveball in on a Sunday night you go
‘Kylie Minogue?’ I don’t know about it. But I’m not having hip-hop at
Glastonbury. It’s wrong…”
The festival’s organizer admitted that he was “sticking out my neck for this,” but to their credit, they stuck with their decision. Apparently someone forgot to tell Oasis that rap stars are the new rock stars and do it better right now.
Jigga went and proved it this weekend. To open his set, Jay strutted onstage holding a guitar and warbling “Wonderwall” badly. Halfway through, he stopped. “I just got one thing to say.” What followed was easily one of the fiercest, most incendiary rap shows in history, rivaling Jigga’s own farewell concert at Madison Square Garden.
Audio of the entire inspiring concert is available for a free download here.
Below, the “fuck you” opening: