Martin upset by Jay-Z’s Glastonbury performance debate

May 1st, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Chris Martin

London, May 1 (IANS) Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin is upset with the whole debate surrounding rapper Jay-Z’s heading the Glastonbury festival, Britain’s best known music festival. Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher had blasted the organisers’ decision to invite Jay-Z saying it was ‘wrong’ to have hip-hop at the event, which is traditionally the domain of indie rock bands.

However, Martin, who worked with Jay-Z on the track “Beach Chair” in 2006, is of the opinion that Jay-Z is the best rapper and asked why would people complain about getting an opportunity to hear him live, reports

He said: “We recently came back to England to find all this hoo-hah, grandpas complaining about things they don’t know about. Coldplay not playing and Jay-Z playing is exactly what needs to happen for the world. He’s the best rapper in the world.”

The three-day Glastonbury festival starts June 27.

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