And Finally

Tricky ‘explains’ Glasto fail

By | Published on Friday 26 April 2013


Trip-hop star Tricky has no real idea who Beyonce is, so, naturally, when he was asked to join in when she played ‘Naughty Girl’ at 2011’s Glastonbury festival, he was a bit baffled. Like, really baffled. Especially given the smoke, the dancers, a faulty microphone, and the fact the Jay-Z was staring at him. That’d baffle anyone, right?

(Finally) clarifying what the ‘Halo’ was going on when he guested during Bey’s 2011 Glasto performance in a new Q&A with FACT, the Trickster said: “[Beyonce’s] got a guy who does her choreogra-lalalala. What’s it called? The dancing stuff. She was in England and she wanted somebody to do a feature. He mentioned me – I don’t know if she knew who I was. I don’t think so. She might have heard about me, but I don’t know. He mentioned me so she said okay, and I had to do that because it’s so perverse, to go on stage with Beyonce. I don’t know much about her and I don’t know her music and I really can’t say I’m a fan. She’s a nice girl. But I can honestly say I’m not a fan”.

He went on: “I went on. The smoke, the dancers… and then my mic didn’t work. When my mic didn’t work, I just started watching everything. And she’s so professional – when she saw my mic didn’t work, she came over and started winding down on me. It was professional, but it was sexy. And I’m not that kind of guy, I’m a bit shy. So she’s winding down on me, and I look at the front – and Jay-Z is right in front of me. It’s just weird. I got a cousin, he’s a Jamaican guy in London, and him and his friends were watching it. And he and his friends, they were talking to me, they said ‘Go on Tricky! Wind it! Wind it!’ But I couldn’t do it. There’s no way I can grab Beyonce around the waist and start doing that stuff”.