Glastonbury: Emily Eavis had death threats after booking Kanye West
29 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Kanye West has recently recorded several songs with Paul McCartney
Emily Eavis says she received death threats after booking Kanye West to headline Glastonbury.
The rapper, whose hits include Stronger and Gold Digger, is set to play the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, 27 June.
For us getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coupEmily Eavis
More than 130,000 people have signed a petition protesting his appearance – seven years after Jay-Z became the first rapper to headline the festival.
“It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped,” Eavis told the Times. “I had death threats and stuff.”
She added: “It was horrible. It was just crazy.”
Michael Eavis, 79, plans to hand the reins over to Emily in the next few years
Eavis, who organises the festival with her father Michael, said she had become accustomed to her decisions being criticised – with fans expressing outrage when Metallica and The Rolling Stones were booked for the event in 2014 and 2013.
But the scrutiny surrounding West’s booking was unprecedented.
“It was getting out of control. We had Time magazine, all the American news channels saying they were going to come down. This incredible onslaught worldwide.
“It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment