Duffy: ‘Why is Jay-Z at Glastonbury a problem?’

Singer backs the rapper for the Somerset festival

Duffy has lent her support to Jay-Z, who is set to headline the Glastonbury festival next month (June 28) despite a bout of criticism about the organisers’ choice.

The Welsh singer said she didn’t understand why the decision to book the rapper had been slammed by the likes of OasisNoel 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.

Speaking to Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk, Duffy said she was looking forward to seeing Jay-Z more than any other artist performing at the bash.

“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.”