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PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO

Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers were among the artists who spoke out during their sets at the Glastonbury Festival against the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade.

With Lilly Allen joining her, Rodrigo dedicated their performance of Allen’s “Fuck You” to the justices behind the ruling—Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh—calling each one out by name before saying, “We hate you.” 

"So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this," she said.

Eilish used “Your Power” as her protest song, saying, “It’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it. Today is a really, really dark day for women in the U.S. I’m just going to say that as I cannot bear to think about it any longer in this moment.”

Lamar closed Glastonbury by adding the line "Godspeed for women's rights/ They judge you, they judge Christ" to his song “Savior,” which delves into Black Lives Matter, political correctness and his own religious faith. Wearing a crown of thorns with his face bloodied, Lamar repeated the phrase extensively before ending the set with a mic drop.

 

Bridgers, who made her solo Glasto debut Friday and joined the Jesus and Mary Chain for “Just Like Honey,” led the crowd flanking the John Peel Stage in a chant of "Fuck the Supreme Court." "Fuck that shit; fuck America," Bridgers said. "Like all these irrelevant motherfuckers trying to tell us what to do with our fucking bodies."

Close to 200k attended the first Glastonbury Festival in three years. No act was better received over the weekend than headliner Paul McCartney, whose set featured guests Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl. Springsteen and Macca performed the two songs they also did 6/16 at Met Life Stadium—the Boss’ “Glory Days” and the early Beatles and Rolling Stones hit “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Grohl joined McCartney for “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Band on the Run." The guests returned for “The End.”

Diana Ross closed out the event Sunday with a career-spanning greatest-hits set.

Here are a few other performances from Glastonbury 2022.

THEY'RE NO
JUAN SOTO
KD and Kyrie got nothin' on these two ballers. (8/16a)
GRAMMY CHEW: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BRUNO
Giving Encanto its due. (8/16a)
HITS LIST, YUP
They're the cat's meow. (8/16a)
ON THE COVER:
MO OSTIN
The greatest (8/16a)
WE'RE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT WE JUST HAD TO TELL YOU
Oh, no, not again. (8/12a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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