Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen Sing “F*ck You” At Glastonbury


On June 25, Olivia Rodrigo ensured her first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival would be unforgettable when she brought British pop star Lily Allen out onstage for a duet of Allen’s “F*ck You.” Rodrigo dedicated the song — which includes lyrics like “look inside your tiny mind, now look a bit harder/’Cause we’re so uninspired/So sick and tired of all the hatred you harbour” — to Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh, who all voted to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24.

“This is actually my first Glastonbury and I’m sharing this stage with Lily, this is the biggest dream come true ever,” Rodrigo said. “But I’m also equally as heartbroken about what happened in America yesterday.”

From there, the 19-year-old “driver’s license” singer used her platform to denounce the Supreme Court’s decision with a little help from Allen. “I’m devastated and terrified,” Rodrigo told the crowd. “So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this. I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a sh*t about freedom. The song is for the justices: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you! We hate you.”

She and Allen then launched into a powerful duet of “F*ck You,” which the crowd joined them in singing. Before bringing out Allen, Rodrigo performed some of her biggest hits including “driver’s license” and “happier.” She also covered Avril Lavigne‘s “It’s Complicated,” before wrapping up her first ever music festival set with “good 4 u,” as reported by The Independent.

Rodrigo wasn’t the only artist who blasted the Supreme Court’s decision at Glastonbury over the weekend. On Friday, headliner Billie-Eilish”>Billie Eilish dedicated her performance of “Your Power” to everyone affected by the ruling. Elsewhere on Friday, Phoebe Bridgers led the Glastonbury crowd in a “f*ck the Supreme Court” chant.

From Rodrigo to Bridgers, it’s clear that even as Glastonbury was a time to enjoy a return to live music events, the festival also served as a platform for artists to make their voices heard in the wake of the Supreme Court’s devastating decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.





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