Kendrick Lamar chants 'Godspeed for women's rights' as he closes Glastonbury Festival

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Kendrick Lamar performs as he headlines the Pyramid Stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm.
Kendrick Lamar performs as he headlines the Pyramid Stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm.
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar closed the Glastonbury music festival with a powerful plea for women's rights.

Sky News reports during a performance of his new song Saviour, fake blood dripped from the 35-year-old's face from a crown of thorns.

According to the BBC, the Pulitzer winner repeated the phrase "Godspeed for women's rights. They judge you, they judge Christ" before dropping the microphone and walking off the stage.

The lyrics were added to the performance following the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade, the constitutional right to an abortion, reports the publication.

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In May, Lamar released his fourth album, Mr Morale and the Big Steppers.

READ MORE | Kendrick Lamar delivers introspection and biting social critique in new album

Lamar headlined the five day festival alongside Paul McCartney and Bille Eilish. The festival returned after a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Other big-name performers included Diana Ross, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde and electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys.


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