In case you were out of the country last year, Kanye West played Glastonbury. The rapper headlined the festival in 2015, and the performance was met with a rather eclectic response from both fans and critics. Yes, eclectic pretty much sums it up.
The much-hyped headline slot was met with a fair few ‘WTF’ moments from the crowd, due to the fact he forgot some lyrics and generally seemed a bit patchy throughout.
However, in the least Kanye move ever, he has just admitted that yes, he is in fact human, not deity, and he does suffer from nerves.
When we think of Kanye West, we don’t associate the self- proclaimed savior of music as a figure who would get nervy at anything, but it turns out that the musical behemoth that is Glastonbury almost broke him.
Speaking to BBC Radio One’s Annie Mac, Kanye admitted that headlining Glastonbury left him feeling ‘depressed’.
‘It was incredible. I started off the show and I completely messed up the music,’ he explained. ‘I’m a bit of a perfectionist so it really put me into a slightly depressed state.’
‘It put me back in the position of 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.’
Yes, this is perhaps the most relatable thing he has ever said (unlike these WTF Kanye quotes), so let’s all take a minute to take this in.
Kanye West: Man of the people.