Kanye West Takes Fan, Soundgarden Flack After Big Day Out Delay
A Big Day Out turned into a rough one for Kanye West.
The hip-hop star, headlining the Australian festival over the weekend, was reportedly 45 minutes late to the stage after inclement weather led to sound problems. According to local publication the Gold Coast Bulletin, the delay was "unheard of in BDO history."
The delayed set reportedly earned chants of "bulls***" from fans, as well as harsh words from Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, whose co-headlining set clashed with the noise from West's soundcheck.
"Sounds like there's children playing music there, retarded children, retarded as in 'held back,'" Cornell told the audience, according to the Daily Telegraph. "There's no other word for it."
The festival drew 38,000 people, not enough to reach capacity -- the first time in years that the Gold Coast Big Day Out failed to sell out. (Among other possible reasons, West headlined Queensland's Splendour in the Grass festival last year.)
Kasabian and Noel Gallagher were also among the festival's performers.