29/05/2015 06:49 BST | Updated 29/05/2015 08:59 BST

Glastonbury Organiser Emily Eavis Reveals Death Threats Over Kanye West Booking

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has shared her side of the story, following the recent furore over Kanye West’s controversial headline slot.

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The US rapper is set to take to the music festival’s Pyramid Stage next month, however, when the announcement was made, thousands of music fans slammed the booking.

Kanye West

After the launch of the petition, Emily penned an opinion piece for The Guardian, slamming critics who claimed Glastonbury should have booked a heavier act to headline instead.

“To say that our headliners should be “rock” is, I think, a bit silly,” she stated. “Those acts never have been limited to rock, and they never will be.

“Stevie Wonder, the Prodigy, Curtis Mayfield, the Chemical Brothers, Jay Z, Gorillaz, Beyoncé and plenty of others prove that.”

Kanye will be joined by acts including The Who, Foo Fighters, Florence And The Machine and FKA Twigs, when he makes his way to Worthy Farm next month.

There’s no word yet on whether Kim Kardashian will be donning her wellies and joining her husband at the often mud-soaked farm. Now *that*, we’d pay anything to see.

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