Rapper Kanye West caused a substantial amount of controversy during the Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday. Kanye’s hilarious subtitles to some of his song lyrics have gone viral thanks to the BBC News‘ decision to not censor any expletives used during the performance. Instead, the company decided to alter the subtitles to the lyrics.
As reported by NME, one hilarious subtitle read: “We ain’t got nothing to lose motherducker, we rollin.”
The subtitle that appeared to generate the biggest social media response was when the subtitling team seemed to just give up and they simply wrote, “He raps.”
BBC subtitles have given up. pic.twitter.com/iCLAzwK04P
— Rob Davis (@Robgog) June 27, 2015
— Dubie Bacino (@opajdara) June 28, 2015
The rapper/singer was praised and criticized for his presentation last Saturday, and social networks exploded with mixed comments — especially for his cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“It was incredible. It’s not often you see a guy who clears out the entire stage just for himself underneath a light show and totally and utterly delivers.” Patrick Rennie wrote.”It was a disappointment. He didn’t give it his all. Some of his old songs were very enjoyable. I enjoyed the aesthetics of the stage. It looked pretty cool, but aside from that I was a bit upset,” said Shayna Fonseka.
Almost 150,000 people signed a petition to prevent Kanye West from performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, and many wanted the “Yeezus” singer to be replaced by a rock band. Although the online petition did not achieve its objective, the rapper tried to satisfy the cravings of the audience by performing a short cover of the legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.
“Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment,” said the campaign, which in just 24 hours managed to get more than 75 thousand supporters, which sought to replace the controversial artist for a rock band.
“Kanye has been very outspoken on his views on music….he should listen to his own advice and pass his headline slot on to someone deserving! Lets prevent this musical injustice now!”
Meanwhile, local comedian Lee Nelson, who managed to evade security and run on to Pyramid stage, was another unexpected surprise.
According to The Guardian, Nelson said he did it in order to get revenge for what Kanye did to Taylor Swift back in 2009 when he interrupted the singer’s speech at the MTV Awards. Nelson tweeted: “I Kanye’d Kanye. That was for you @taylorswift13.”
— Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson) June 28, 2015
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