The hip-hop star – who was expected to headline the three-day music event in Somerset, England, on June 28 – is reportedly furious he has been blamed for tickets failing to sell out yesterday (06.04.08), with some accusing the rapper of being an unpopular choice for the legendary festival.

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A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “He hasn’t liked all this talk of how Glastonbury is more urban and hip this year because of his appearance.

“He feels it’s a bit sad and he’s being used to make a point. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he was blamed for the lower registration for tickets and subsequent sales.”

Last year, tickets for the event sold out in a record two hours. However, last night, fans were still able to buy the £155 weekend tickets online, despite being on sale since 9am.

Other headliners at this year’s festival – which runs from June 27 to 29 – are Kings Of Leon and The Verve.
Festival organiser Michael Eavis – who was expected to personally introduce Jay-Z onto the main Pyramid Stage – has insisted the rapper is still on the bill to perform.

He said: “I spoke to his people this weekend. Everything is fine. I’m excited.”