Rockers throw Kanye shade: Pete Townshend Kanye
Published: June 29, 2015
Rockers throw Kanye shade: Pete Townshend Kanye, Kanye who? Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey from The Who took issue with Kanye West’s declaration at Glastonbury that he was the “greatest living rock star on the planet” – and started a “rebellion” against the Yeezus hitmaker live on stage on Sunday, June 28.
The night before, West had spoken to fans at the British festival, declaring himself to be pretty awesome. “I’m going to say this tonight because 20 years from now, 30 years from now, 40 years from now, I might not be able to say it, but I can say it tonight….You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet,” he yelled from the stage.
But as many Glastonbury fans took to social media to question West’s claims, world-famous rockers Daltrey and Townshend decided their headline appearance on Sunday night was as good a place as any to set the record straight.
“We’re going to send you home now with a rebellious, ‘Oh yeah, who’s the biggest rock star in the world?,'” the ’60s rockers announced to their fans, before Townshend performed a mindblowing guitar solo.
Brilliant from Pete Townshend! Who is the biggest rock star in the world @kanyewest? #bbcglasto pic.twitter.com/XtxrZTQJbz
– Mesh Johal (@MeshJohal) June 28, 2015
Reactions on Twitter were mixed. Some thanked the aging rockers for setting the record straight, others jumped to West’s defense.
I loved Pete Townshend wee dig at Kanye West claim to be the greatest rock star ???? #TheWho #Glasto15
– Tammie Beattie. (@setyourgoals_) June 29, 2015
Watching The Who.. Pete Townshend’s little finger is more of a rockstar than Kanye West #glasto
– John Nicol (@jk_thescore) June 28, 2015
Pete Townshend puts Kanye back in his box
– Stephen Doyle (@dubsoulrebel) June 28, 2015
People who reckon Townshend has proper mugged off Kanye haven’t stopped to consider that West won’t be flogging a dead horse in 50 years.
– Michael. (@MrMichaelMarsh) June 28, 2015
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