Kanye West’s much-hyped performance at this year’s edition of Glastonbury Festival was interrupted on Saturday night after British comedian Simon Brodkin ran onto the stage as West performed “Black Skinhead.” West briefly stopped the show as Brodkin was escorted away, before then restarting the song.
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) June 27, 2015
Before the incident occurred, Brodkin – who performs in character as Lee Nelson – tweeted a photo of himself that referenced an online petition signed by more than 134,000 people in protest of West’s headline appearance at Glastonbury over a “rock band.”
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
After the disruption, Brodkin posted a picture of himself onstage next to West. “I Kanye’d Kanye,” he wrote. “That was for you @taylorswift13.”
— Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson) June 28, 2015
But despite the interference, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, thought the performance was a smash.
Glastonbury 2015 ! Craziest show ever!!!!! pic.twitter.com/57sEDIL5iG
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 28, 2015