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Kanye West surprised by stage invader during Glastonbury set

Kanye West was joined by an uninvited guest during his controversial headline slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Saturday night (27Jun15) when a man leaped onto the stage.

The hip-hop star defied his critics by putting on an impressive performance to close the second day of the 2015 event, rattling through a string of hits and soaring hundreds of feet above the crowd on a crane during a show-stopping rendition of Touch The Sky.


But he was left dumbfounded when British comedian Simon Brodkin ran onto the stage as West performed Black Skinhead and leaped up and down clutching a microphone before a security worker bundled him into the wings.


West had faced fierce opposition about his inclusion on the bill, and one Glastonbury fan even launched petition, signed by 130,000 people, demanding his removal from the festival line-up, but he won over the crowd with a powerful set of hits and fan-favorites including Stronger, All Day, Power, Bound 2, Mercy, and FourFiveSeconds, his collaboration with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney.


He also prompted a huge singalong with the opening section of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.


The rapper was joined onstage by Bon Iver rocker Justin Vernon for their track Lost in the World - prior to which he paid tribute to his wife Kim Kardashian for inspiring the lyrics - and a rendition of Hold My Liquor.


The superstar couple arrived at the festival site in south west England by helicopter, a journey Kardashian relayed to fans by posting a photograph of the couple aboard the aircraft online.


At the close of his set, West told the crowd, "Thank you all very much. I love you."


The Who are scheduled to close Glastonbury 2015 with a headlining set on Sunday (28Jun15).