Talking in a brand new interview, Dizzee, who has performed Glastonbury a number of occasions however has by no means headlined, talked about by no means topping the invoice at Worthy Farm and the way there was one yr specifically that he feels he ought to have been requested to do it.
“I ought to have headlined Glastonbury,” the ‘Boy In Da Nook’ rapper advised Chuckie On-line on the JD In The Duffle Bag Podcast. “I’ve accomplished Glastonbury since I feel 2008, may need been the primary time I did it.”
“I used to be one from the headline, after which somebody dropped out, so they need to have moved me up, however then they placed on Gorillaz or somebody,” he stated, referring to the 2010 version of the competition, the place he was on the invoice after the likes of Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and Vampire Weekend, and was one spot beneath headliners U2.
The Irish rock giants had been compelled to drag out of the competition that yr when frontman Bono suffered a again harm, and Dizzee felt like he ought to have been given the spot as an alternative of the competition bringing in Gorillaz.
Requested why he thought they opted to go together with the Damon Albarn-led outfit as an alternative of him, Dizzee answered: “It’s the boldness, they didn’t have the boldness.
“Regardless that they’d seen me smashing the shut out of it, they had been simply scared. After which Gorillaz got here on, and no offence to them, however you’re not getting the identical factor.”
He added: “You may’t put them on after me – are you alright?”
Again in 2019, after Stormzy’s genre-defining headlining performance at Glastonbury, Wiley, who has been embroiled in a private feud with Dizzee for years, told NME that even he felt Dizzee had accomplished sufficient to headline Glastonbury.
“He’s accomplished probably the most out of any black boy I’ve ever recognized in England,” the grime godfather stated. “I’ve by no means seen anybody do greater than what he’s accomplished. For me, Dizzee is the best particular person I’ve ever recognized.
He continued: “I do know that he hasn’t headlined Glastonbury but when somebody requested me who it’s I’ve personally witnessed doing probably the most, it could be Dizzee.”
In the meantime, Dizzee Rascal received a mention in a recent government-commissioned report which controversially discovered that the UK “not” had a system that’s rigged towards ethnic minorities.
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