Jay-Z reignites Glastonbury feud in New York
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08 August 2008
Jay-Z reignited his feud with Noel Gallagher last night by laying into him during his performance at New York's Madison Square
Garden last night.
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".
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?