Kanye West admits he messed up Glastonbury headline performance due to nerves from pressure and doubt


Kanye West has spoken for the first time about his controversial Glastonbury 2015 headline performance, admitting that he ‘messed up’ and that the performance left him ‘depressed’.

Looking back, it was certainly one of the most entertaining, dramatic and unpredictable headline slots in Glastonbury Festival history.

In an exclusive interview with Annie Mac, set to air on Radio 1, Kanye admits: I started off the show and I completely messed up the music. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so it really put me into a slightly depressed state.

Kanye’s iconic headline slot involved overalls, a stage crasher, a crane, Bon Iver and a brief rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

The US rapper, whose booking as the Saturday night headliner led to an ‘anti-Kanye West’ petition, added: The performance put me back when I was in high school and I got fired from my job. Or when I played my music for R Kelly, and he told me he was going to sign me, and then three months later I didn’t have any money, I couldn’t afford a haircut. I couldn’t take my girlfriend to the movies and I’m still in my momma’s bedroom, working on beats, and I was that close to being signed by R Kelly.

Re-watch the performance Kayne West now refers to as his messed up headline slot. We love you, Kanye.