The Welsh singer said she didn’t understand why the decision to book the rapper had been slammed by the likes of Oasis‘ Noel Gallagher.
Noel Gallagher lashed out at the choice of Saturday night headliner, saying that hip-hop was “wrong” for the Somerset festival. Jay-Z responded by calling for more respect between musical genres.
“I genuinely think he’s a great musician,” she said. “I was quite intrigued by it [the criticism he received]. It hadn’t really crossed my mind that his appearance might be a problem. I’ve seen him live and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.
“[I saw him] at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He had these great string arrangements and was just an amazing showman. It was really fun and you left feeling good. I’m completely excited about seeing him again.”