LONDON (AP) — Rapper Kendrick Lamar has closed this yr’s Glastonbury Pageant with a strong headline set that noticed him chant “Godspeed for girls’s rights” as faux blood poured down his face from a crown of thorns.
Lamar, 35, ended his new tune “Savior” by chanting “they decide you, they decide Christ. Godspeed for girls’s rights” earlier than dropping his microphone and strolling off the stage on the music competition Sunday.
The dramatic protest got here two days after the U.S. Supreme Courtroom’s choice to strip away girls’s constitutional safety for abortion.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper was amongst large names together with Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen to characteristic on the competition in southwest England, which welcomed again 200,000 music followers for the primary time since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ross, 78, handled the crowds to hits together with “Child Love” and “You Cannot Hurry Love” earlier Sunday, whereas McCartney, 80, carried out Beatles classics and newer materials throughout a two-hour set on Saturday.
McCartney duetted with Springsteen, and because of know-how, he additionally sang a duet of “I’ve Bought a Feeling” with remastered vocals from the late John Lennon as footage of Lennon was performed on giant screens.
In all, 3,000 performers performed on the four-day competition, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.
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