Kanye West Calls Petition to Have Him Removed From Glastonbury an ‘Insult to Music Fans’
The petition -- which has garnered more than 130,000 signatures since it was created back in March -- called West “an insult to music fans all over the world” and demanded the rapper be removed from his headlining slot on the 2015 roster. Now, West has repurposed that language, calling the petition “an insult to music fans all over the world” (via NME).
Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis even received death threats for West’s inclusion on the festival’s lineup. “This incredible onslaught worldwide… It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting for the festival,” Eavis said of the experience.
Elsewhere in his interview with Q, West said the majority of celebrities will “only use their voice for money.”
“When people expect a celebrity to do or say anything, you’re talking to the wrong group of people,” he said (via NME). “They won’t use their voice for the people. They’ll only use their voice for money.”
However, West says that his outspokenness is what separates him from the pack. “I’ll address [politics] however it needs to be addressed, because the world is broken,” he said. “Somebody’s got to be crazy enough to put themselves and their wellbeing on the line for truth. Somebody’s gotta do it.”