It turns out that the stage invader who interrupted the beginning of Kanye West’s set at Glastonbury last night was none other than British comedian Simon Brodkin – better known as Lee Nelson. He found fame in 2010, thanks to his BBC 3 comedy show Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show.
Kanye was forced to restart the fourth track of his 30-track long set when Brodkin ran on stage donning a ‘Lee-zus’ t-shirt and holding a microphone. He was quickly tackled off stage by a security guard during ‘Black Skinhead’, but a disgruntled West calmly just restarted the track from the beginning.
In a tweet from his alter-ego’s social media account, Brodkin wryly stated: “Some people were saying Kanye shouldn’t headline Glastonbury so I thought I’d give him a hand.”
The infamous comedian has form with stage invasions however. In 2013, he invaded the pitch at Goodison Park (the home of Everton Football Club) in order to try and warm-up alongside the Manchester City team. This stunt earned Brodkin an arrest, to which he claimed that it was being filmed as a prank for his BBC3 show. Last year, he also ran onto the stage of The X Factor during a performance by eight-piece boy band, Stereo Kicks.
The comedian is currently on his ‘Suited and Booted’ tour, tickets and information for which can be found here.
You can view the moment Brodkin crashed Kanye West’s Glastonbury performance below.