June 30, 2008 02:56:19 GMT
The rapper answered the critics surrounding his addition to play at the rock-oriented festival by giving a good performance at the event.
Jay-Z shuts down all the critics on his selection as one the headliners at Glastonbury Festival on June 28 by delivering a sound performance at the event. The rapper even surprised the crowd as he started his set by covering Oasis' song "Wonderwall".
Jay-Z's cover over the English rockers' hit song seems being intended to answer recent comment from Noel Gallagher who didn't approve the rapper's inclusion on the festival. "They say you don't want me here, Glastonbury, Now tell me, where is the love?" the rapper shouted after playing "Wonderwall".
The fans appreciated the rapper's show as most of them shouted out his name during the concert, one of the fans also commented about his performance saying, "How good was that intro? 'He's amazing." Not only that, the crowd's enthusiasm on the rapper, who become the first hip-hop act on the festival, can also be seen with the ticket's selling that finally sold out despite a stall earlier this week.
Commenting on Jay-Z's performance and also the ticket's selling, the event's organizer Michael Eavis said, "That was a real triumph to bring hip-hop from the streets of New York to Glastonbury. All that doom and gloom about ticket sales, but we were completely sold out by Thursday and it we had such a younger audience."
Jay-Z's 38 minutes performance at Glastonbury Festival video: