Comic Avenges Taylor Swift, Appears On Kanye West’s Glastonbury Concert Instead Of Eminem

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Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is hoping to avoid complications during her second pregnancy. Here, she and husband Kanye West, arrive for the TIME 100 Gala in New York April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

It was previously rumoured that Eminem would appear during the performance of Kanye West at Glastonbury Festival 2015 on June 28, Sunday. However, instead of the Detroit rapper, comic Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson, showed up on stage to avenge “Bad Blood” singer Taylor Swift.

On Sept. 13, 2009, West rushed the stage depriving Swift of the chance to accept her award for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards as he grabbed the microphone out of the singer’s hands and complained that Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” music video is one of the best videos of all time.

Similarly, Nelson interrupted West during the rapper’s recent headline set at Glastonbury. The British comedian and serial prankster wearing a backwards baseball cap and a T-shirt with the word “Lee-zus” while holding a microphone rushed the stage to join West, which lead others to think he was Eminem, according to MTV.

While he had seemed like part of the show, Nelson was immediately bundled offstage as Kim Kardashian’s husband told the band to start over. The audience was confused until it was made clear that the rapper was victimized by Nelson’s prank.

On the same day, Nelson took to Twitter to explain what he did. With a picture of the incident when he was onstage with West, he tweeted, “I Kanye'd Kanye. That was for you @taylorswift13 #Leezus.”

Swift has yet to comment on the incident while the appearance of Eminem on the West’s headline set at Glastonbury never materialised. It was Bon Iver musician Justin Vernon who joined West for a rendition of “Lost In The World.”

Meanwhile, the tracklist of the boxing film “Southpaw” soundtrack, which includes two Eminem songs, has been revealed. The two Eminem songs are “Phenomenal” and “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani.

Eminem was originally set to play the main character in “Southpaw” but he declined. The role was eventually given to Jake Gyllenhaal and Emine agreed to work on the soundtrack of the film, which was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Other artists featured in the “Southpaw” soundtrack are 50 Cent, The Weeknd, James Horner, Busta Rhymes, Denaun, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Rico Love, Bad Meets Evil, Slaughterhouse, Prhyme, Logic, The Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thus N Harmony, among others.

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