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Kanye West: 'The Glastonbury petition had nothing to do with race'

Rapper Kanye West has revealed that he doesn't think the petition to try and stop him from headlining Glastonbury was at all racially motivated. 

Prior to the 'Heartless' superstar's top of the bill slot at Worthy Farm over the weekend, an online petition had been created to try and throw him off the line-up. Surprisingly, it attracted more than 130,000 signatures but wasn't enough to deter West from taking the stage and putting on one of the most talked about sets of the festival. 

Speaking to Q magazine about what might have inspired the petition, he explained that it's more likely to be because he's not afraid to speak the truth and speak his mind than anything else: 

"I'm not concerned about race. I don't think it has to do with race at all. There's something abnormal about anyone speaking their mind in today's society. It's even more shocking or radical for someone to see a darker skin be so confident. Because we've been advertised against it. So it's surprising when someone darker really believes in themselves and speaks up about it."

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Watch footage from his performance below:


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