Kanye West

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Kanye West took on quite a challenge at his headlining set at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday, attempting to perform one of the most iconic rock songs of all time—Queen's 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody." During his set, he also declared himself the "greatest living rock star on the planet."

The 38-year-old hip-hop performer appeared to forget some of the lyrics to "Bohemian Rhapsody," an ensemble, dark progressive rock ballad originally sung mostly by late master vocalist and performer Freddie Mercury and made more famous by the 1992 movie Wayne's World.

During the song, West enlisted the help of the audience, who complied and who mostly appeared to enjoy his 30-track set. His performance were captured on video.

Many people reacted with horror at the song choice.

Others were less appalled.

"When he returns safely to the stage for a bizarrely beautiful rendition of the intro of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' the crowd are all firmly back on his side," wrote The Independent Music Editor Emily Jupp.

Before the festival, an online petition was created to try to persuade organizers to cancel his appearance and replace him with a rock band.

"You are watching the greatest living rock star on the planet!" West yelled onstage on Saturday.

West's set also took a turn for the bizarre early on when a comedian wearing a T-shirt with the words "Lee-Zus" rushed the stage as the hip-hop star performed "Black Skinhead." He was soon escorted off.

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