Jay-Z reignites Glastonbury feud in New York
Waxing lyrical about Noel Gallagher on-stage
Photographer: Sara Bowrey08 August 2008
During the show at the legendary arena, Jay-Z informed the
Big Apple audience: "That bloke from Oasis
said I couldn't play guitar/Somebody should have told him I'm a fuckin' rock star".
He then cheekily referenced a line from Noel's best known song 'Wonderwall', rapping, "Today is gonna be the day that I'm gonna throw it back to you".
You can watch Jay-Z's Gallager-baiting rap by clicking on the video on the right.
If you've been living in a cave you may not know that the spat was originally ignited when Noel Gallagher (official spokesman for live music in the UK) claimed that Jay-Z was "wrong" for Glastonbury earlier in the year. Jay-Z then opened his headline slot on June 28 this year with a cover of 'Wonderwall', which was considered a surprisingly dignified and good humoured retort at the time.
However speaking in this week's issue of NME, out now, Gallagher (who is significantly smaller and less well connected in most hoods than Z) was keen to wriggle his way out of the feud by blaming the media for the consequences of his actions:
"I wasn't saying I was better than Jay-Z as a person or rock was greater than hip-hop. I said what I said, and it was wrong, or it was taken wrong, and now all this [media furore]."
Gallagher also claimed that Jay-Z liked 'Wonderwall', despite his mock version, and claimed 'Wonderwall' is always the last song of the night at the star's restaurant in New York. Gallagher added: "I'll have a beer with him one day and it will be fine."
In the meantime, it appears that Jay-Z has taken it all rather to heart. What do you think?