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Kanye is the greatest living rock star on the planet, according to Kanye

Also, the singer learns how it feels to get interrupted by a stage crasher

By Liz Bautista | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Kanye at Glastonbury
Photo: TPG

There were a lot of mixed feelings when news broke that Kanye West would headline this year's Glastonbury festival. Many felt that it was a departure from the usual headliners, which have included the likes of David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Oasis, Radiohead and Coldplay. But despite the backlash (and an unsuccessful online petition calling to drop him from the billing), the 38-year-old rapper vowed on to entertain the crowd on Saturday, and entertain he did.

The rapper's set lasted almost two hours, and saw him performing crowd-pleasers such as Stronger and Gold Digger. But it wasn't all smooth sailing, because Kanye also got 'Kanye'd' by British comedian and prankster Lee Nelson, who ran on stage during the fourth song, Black Skinhead, before being promptly thrown out by security. Lee later tweeted that the gesture was dedicated to Taylor Swift

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon later joined Kanye to perform their song Lost In The World, which Kanye revealed was written for wife Kim Kardashian. "She brought this poetry out in me that became the lyrics and she ended up becoming my wife and she's here tonight," he told the crowd. Kim, on the other hand, was backstage taking selfies and doing peace signs: 

And just when we thought the set couldn't get any more 'Kanye', he also announced that he is the greatest rock star on the planet: "I'm going to say this tonight because 20 years from now, 30 years from now, 40 years from now, I might not be able to say it, but I can say it tonight... You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet." If you say so, Kanye, if you say so.

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