Adam Lambert Slams Kanye West “Bohemian Rhapsody” Cover (VIDEO)
Adam Lambert was not a fan of Kanye West’s cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday. The former “American Idol” star took to Twitter on Monday to slam West’s performance of the classic Queen song (video below). “OYE VEY Kanye,” tweeted Lambert, adding, “That Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury though… Ouch.”
Lambert, who toured last year with Queen’s surviving members Brian May and Roger Taylor, routinely nailed it when singing the late Freddie Mercury’s lead vocals on “Bohemian Rhapsody.” West, however, struggled on Saturday to hit the high notes, instead letting the audience sing-along on certain parts. The “Yeezus” rapper also forgot some of the words to the song, which fans quickly pointed out.
“Just tuned into Kanye West not knowing the words to Bohemian Rhapsody. That was hilarious and embarrassing,” a Twitter user named “danvstheworld” posted over the weekend. Another user named “LiamCol88,” simply noted, “@kanyewest says he’s the greatest ‘rockstar’… then doesn’t know some of the words to Bohemian Rhapsody FAIL!”
As Gossip Cop reported, West’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” wasn’t the only mishap the rapper suffered at Glanstonbury. Midway through his performance of “Black Skinhead,” a comedian named Lee Nelson jumped onstage wearing a T-shirt that read “Lee-Zus” and started dancing next to the rapper. Watch both West and Lambert cover Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” below, and tell us what you think.