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Jay-Z raps about Glastonbury row

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Jay-Z was the main act at the Glastonbury Festival in June

Jay-Z has performed a song on stage in New York criticising Noel Gallagher over comments he made about the rapper headlining Glastonbury.

The musician, in a surprise appearance at a Kanye West concert, rapped about "that bloke from Oasis".

Gallagher caused a stir when he told the BBC in April that a hip-hop headliner was "wrong" for the festival.

The guitarist has played down his comments saying they were "taken wrong" and called for an end to the spat.

Jay-Z's performance continued with lyrics about Gallagher claiming that the rapper could not play the guitar.

"Somebody should have told him I'm a rock star," he rapped before using a line from the Oasis hit Wonderwall.

Jay-Z's unnamed track is expected to appear on his forthcoming album Blueprint 3.

I wasn't saying I was better than Jay-Z as a person or rock was greater than hip-hop as a thing or whatever it is
Noel Gallagher

Gallagher has complained that the amount of attention his Glastonbury comments had received was "ludicrous".

The musician told NME magazine: "I wasn't saying I was better than Jay-Z as a person or rock was greater than hip-hop as a thing or whatever it is."

In an interview with the BBC's Colin Paterson in April, Gallagher said: "Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."




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