Kanye West Decrees Himself the 'Greatest Living Rockstar,' Performs 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Glastonbury (VIDEO)
The rapper covered the popular Queen song on Saturday
Despite dubbing himself the “greatest living rockstar on the planet,” Kanye West took a break from his own discography to perform a popular tune by some other rock stars during his set at Glastonbury on Saturday.
West, 38, who was one of the headliners at the British music festival, led a audience sing-a-long of Queen’s iconic 1975 hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The “All Day” rapper, who played a 30-track set for the packed crowd, appeared to briefly forget the lyrics as he mouthed the intro of the Freddie Mercury-led song, before confidently crooned the first verse with fan-backing.
Many fans expressed their disappointment in the star’s short rendition, taking to Twitter to critique the “Only One” singer.
“I have seriously honestly genuinely just farted a better cover of Bohemian Rhapsody than Kanye West did at Glastonbury,” one user wrote.
Other’s expressed distaste at the famously self-confident artist’s decision to cover a beloved track.
West was also bum-rushed onstage during the set by Lee Neeson, a British comedian. Neeson, who was quickly taken out by security, donned a “Lee-Zus” t-shirt for the daring move.
RELATED VIDEO: Past Antics Catch Up with Kanye at Glastonbury
Earlier in the year, thousands of people signed a petition attempting to block West’s performance at the Somerset festival. The petition, which failed, called West an “insult to music fans all over the world.”
The Grammy-winner’s Saturday show was his first time performing at the annual festival.