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Stage invader forces Kanye West to restart track as Glastonbury headline set begins

Rapper forced to restart 'Black Skinhead'

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Kanye West was forced to restart his song 'Black Skinhead' after a man invaded the stage during the rapper's headlining Glastonbury set on Saturday night (June 27).

West was midway through the track when the unidentified man, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, gained access to the stage before being tackled by security and subsequently removed.

West, clearly taken by surprise by the invasion, tried to continue the song, before restarting it from the beginning.



The rapper opened his set with 'Stronger', before playing 'Power'. West was performing underneath a raft of white spot lights.

The set continues. A full report will follow.

A controversial selection for the festival's Saturday night slot, Ladbrokes had been offering odds of 2/1 that West would be booed off the Pyramid Stage. However, the reception was overwhelmingly rapturous as Kanye began the show. Bathed in smoke and light, he kick-started the set with the tracks 'Stronger', 'Power' and 'Niggas In Paris'.

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Earlier today, Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian posted a selfie of the pair to Twitter to mark the occasion. The reality TV star, who is pregnant with West's second child, uploaded a picture on them in a helicopter, presumably flying in to Worthy Farm. She wrote in a caption: "Glastonbury here we come".

Kanye is headlining the Pyramid Stage this evening, with Florence And The Machine opening the festival last night (June 26) and The Who closing the event on Sunday (June 28).
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