Jay-Z Defends Headlining Gig at UK Festival
It took almost 30 days, but hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has finally responded to a comment made by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. The English rocker criticized Jay's headlining gig at the UK's Glastonbury festival saying, "I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." Jigga released a statement in which he urges the rocker to "respect" hip hop. "We don't play guitars, Noel, but hip-hop has put in its work like any other form of music. This headline show is just a natural progression. Rap music is still evolving. We just have to respect each other's genre of music and move forward." the rap star said.
Jay went on to express his excitement about playing the festival because of the stir caused by Gallagher's comments. "I've never ever had a show that's caused this much of a stir so I'm really looking forward to it. I've never been involved in anything this controversial," the rapper admitted. "What's the big deal about doing a show? I guess it's heritage and people hold that dear to their heart and see it one way but that's how the world is. The world has to change. It just can't be one thing -- and that's the beautiful thing. That's why people feel so passionate about an event."
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