Tricky on 2011's surprise Glastonbury appearance: 'I'm not a fan of Beyoncé'

Trip-hop icon speaks out about Glastonbury appearance in new interview

Tricky on 2011's surprise Glastonbury appearance: 'I'm not a fan of Beyoncé'

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Tricky has spoken out about his guest appearance during Beyoncé's 2011 Glastonbury headline slot in a new inteview withFACT.

The trip-hop icon was discussing his plans to release a new album and a short movie, as well as the launch of his new label, False Idols. He then revealed how the on-stage collaboration with the star came about.

He explained: "[Beyoncé's] got a guy who does her choreogra-lalalala. What’s it called? The dancing stuff. She was in England and she wanted somebody to do a feature. He mentioned me – I don’t know if she knew who I was. I don’t think so." He continued:

She might have heard about me, but I don’t know. He mentioned me so she said OK, and I had to do that because it’s so perverse, to go on stage with Beyoncé. I don’t know much about her and I don’t know her music and I really can’t say I’m a fan. She’s a nice girl. But I can honestly say I’m not a fan.

He went on to talk about what happened when his mic didn’t work, continuing: "I just started watching everything. And she’s so professional – when she saw my mic didn’t work, she came over and started winding down on me. It was professional, but it was sexy. And I’m not that kind of guy, I’m a bit shy."

"So she’s winding down on me and I look at the front – and Jay-Z is right in front of me. It’s just weird. I got a cousin, he’s a Jamaican guy in London, and him and his friends were watching it. And he and his friends, they were talking to me, they said "Go on Tricky! Wind it! Wind it!". But I couldn’t do it. There’s no way I can grab Beyoncé around the waist and start doing that stuff."

Tricky is set to release his new album, also called 'False Idols', in May. It will be the first release on his new label, launched with German label !K7. He is also currently finishing up a short film.

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