A source claims the Beeb have 'contingency plans' set in place for Saturday's headline broadcast
The BBC are reported to have “contingency plans” set in place for the likelihood of an expletive-heavy Kanye West performance at Glastonbury Festival.
The rapper is preparing to headline 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). Earlier in the day, wife Kim Kardashian posted a selfie of the pair as they flew in to Worthy Farm by helicopter.
Now, a source has allegedly told The Mirror that there are “a lot of nervy execs” at the BBC ahead of West’s performance.
In February, a large part of the rapper’s Brit Awards performance was censored by broadcaster ITV due to West’s frequent use of the n-word during his song ‘All Day’.
“There are contingency plans in place,” the source told The Mirror. “A warning will be broadcast ahead of his set, advising viewers to expect bad language, but as he comes on at 10.15pm there’s hope it will be acceptable post-watershed.”
“Given his excessive swearing at the Brits, there will be a lot of nervy execs during his performance.”
A BBC spokesperson has added: “As with all live events any broadcast decisions can be made right up until the moment of transmission.”
Ofcom received 151 complaints following West’s Brit Awards performance, but later decided that no further action would be taken.
In February, NME‘s Al Horner wrote of West’s Brits performance, “His coarse, uncompromising performance of ‘All Day’… did exactly what it meant to do. It continued the one-man political and cultural protest he’s been raging for years: a protest against the cosy culture nature of white-wash mainstream music awards and their persistent failure to recognise black artists.”