Kanye West and the Foo Fighters are scheduled to headline Glastonbury later this month, but only one of them - Yeezy - is facing tremendous backlash as a result. Foo frontman Dave Grohl said this could all make for a historic festival showing.
"I think maybe Kanye's personality might be harder to swallow than his music, but these are the moments that make for great moments in the history of rock 'n' roll," Grohl told The Sun, according to a June 12 report by NME.
What kind of backlash has Yeezy faced?
More than 130,000 people have signed this Change.org petition against Ye's appearance, saying that a "more deserving" rock band should take his place. Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis has even said she’s received death threats due to Kanye’s scheduled performance, according to a separate report by the publication. Could all of this really have a positive outcome?
"[Kanye] could walk out there and have 100,000 people bottle him on stage or he could walk out there and show the world that nothing else matters except for that moment,” Grohl said. "And I'm sure that is what he will do.”
Could this be a punk rock moment for Yeezus?
Grohl further backed Kanye’s set, noting that it will be a daring move for the MC.
"To me there is nothing more punk rock than having him stand on stage in front of 100,000 people after thousands of people petition for him to not be there,” he said.
Ye's Not The First MC To Face Glastonbury Resistance
Kanye's "big brother" Jay Z also faced criticism when he appeared at Glastonbury. Oasis' Noel Gallagher had an issue with rappers at the event.
"Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music," he said. "I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury." Jigga's response? He appeared on stage, holding a guitar, singing part of Oasis' hit song "Wonderwall."
Now you've gotta wonder what Yeezus will do when he hits that stage.