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Wu-Tang Clan Say UK Customs Treated Them ‘Like the Taliban’

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Hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan told their Glastonbury audience on Friday (June 24) that U.K. customs officials had treated them “like the Taliban” when they arrived in the country for the festival.

Rapper Method Man shouted out that the group had been treated “like the f—ing Taliban” when they touched down in the U.K., as the group played a Pyramid Stage set on Friday afternoon.

It’s not known where or when the New Yorkers arrived in the U.K. — nor why their welcome deserved such a comparison. The band had initially flown in to the U.K. for London dates on June 11, before playing other dates across the country and elsewhere in Europe.

Nevertheless, the group’s set was given almost universally positive reviews from quick-fingered reviewers on Friday afternoon, with their rendition of ‘Gravel Pit’ being chosen as a live highlight on BBC 6 Music’s radio coverage of the festival. The group had come onstage saluting their former member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004.

The group’s next date on their European leg of the Rebirth tour is in Paris, France, on Tuesday (June 28). Let’s hope customs staff on duty during their trip across the English Channel aren’t easily upset.


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