Kanye West Interrupted by British Comedian Running Onto Stage at Glastonbury
"Some people were saying Kanye shouldn't headline Glastonbury, so I thought I'd give him a hand," Simon Brodkin tweeted Saturday about the incident.
Kanye West got a taste of his own medicine during his set at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival.
The rapper was in the middle of performing one of his songs on stage Saturday at the annual music event in England when British comedian Simon Brodkin ran onto the stage.
Brodkin, who is known for playing the character Lee Nelson, was holding a microphone and stood on stage for a moment with his hands in the air until West signaled to a member of security to escort him away. West then started his song over.
"Some people were saying Kanye shouldn't headline Glastonbury, so I thought I'd give him a hand," Brodkin tweeted from the event, posting a photo showing himself in a "Lee-zus" shirt. His tweet refers to some music fans feeling that West should not headline the festival, with thousands of people signing a Change.org petition asking for West to be replaced.
The incident bears similarity to West jumping up on stage at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards to interrupt Taylor Swift's acceptance speech and say that Beyonce should have won the prize for best female video.
Video of Brodkin's interruption can be seen below, along with his tweet.
Some people were saying Kanye shouldn't headline Glastonbury so I thought I'd give him a hand. pic.twitter.com/7KFk2kgjsM— Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson) June 27, 2015