Kanye West says his Glastonbury 2015 headline set put him in a ‘depressed state’

Rapper also speaks out about recent shootings in the US

Kanye West has admitted that his 2015 Glastonbury headline set put him in a “depressed state “.

The rapper was forced to restart ‘Black Skinhead’ after comedian Lee Nelson gained access to the stage and interrupted his set at Worthy Farm.

Later, West also forgot the words to his cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.


Now, while the rapper made no mention of Nelson’s interruption, he blamed himself for having to re-start the song.

He told BBC Radio One’s Annie Mac: “It was incredible. I started off the show and I completely messed up the music. And me, as you can imagine by this phone call, I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

“So it really put me into a slightly depressed state, and it put me back in the position of when I was in high school and I got fired from my job, or when I played my music for R Kelly and he told me he was going to sign me, and then three months later I didn’t have any money, I couldn’t afford a haircut, I couldn’t take my girlfriend to the movies and I’m still in my momma’s bedroom, working on beats, and I was that close to being signed by R Kelly.


West added: “I don’t usually get nervous, I prepare, I get fully prepared. When that music messed up in the beginning, it tapped into my nerves and when you’re nervous or vulnerable, something special and something different can happen.”

He also explained why he wants to run for President and the rapper commented on the recent shootings in the US.

West said: “We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year.


“We’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July … we’re numb to places on the earth that we don’t live – like our life is okay but it’s okay for other people’s lives to not be okay.

“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views, I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth.

“If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try to do it.”

You can hear the full interview on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio One tonight (August 1) from 7pm-9pm.

Meanwhile, West also recently claimed that a “beef” between rival streaming services Tidal and Apple Music is “fucking up the music game”.