The BBC Censored Kanye West’s Glastonbury Set With Hilarious Subtitles
Glastonbury attendees who got to watch Kanye West headline the festival in person on Saturday night (June 27) saw the Yeezus rapper tear through an expansive set list that contained hits from his entire career along with a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and a guest appearance from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. However, those who had to watch from home were still in for a different kind of treat thanks to the staff at BBC.
BBC2 broadcasted much of the annual music festival live over the course of the weekend, including West’s set and the crew tackling the closed captioning certainly had their work cut out for them in censoring West’s lyrics. Nevertheless, they managed to get creative with the task at hand. Some viewers were quick to capture some of the hilarious results, check them out below:
West showed up for his Glastonbury set in spite of more than 130,000 detractors who signed a petition to have him removed from this year’s lineup. Of course, West’s confidence continues to be no worse for the wear, as the rapper -- according to NME -- concluded the set by announcing that he’s the “greatest living rock star in the world.” He also praised Vernon as “one of the baddest white boys on the planet.”