Glastonbury singer Kendrick Lamar lays into US abortion ruling during live performance
Kendrick Lamar closed Glastonbury 2022 protesting about the reversal of Roe vs Wade
Glastonbury 2022 came to a close yesterday evening, marking the end of four days of musical performances and political activism.
Pulitzer Prize-winning 35 year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar closed the festival with a poignant political speech condemning the overturning of Roe vs Wade by the US Supreme Court.
The rapper's final set ended with him chanting "Godspeed for women's rights" repeatedly before he dramatically exited the main Pyramid Stage.
Lamar is a known Christian and acknowledged his decision to wear a crown of thorns during his performance of Saviour, as a representation of Christ.
Fake blood seeped from the crown during the performance, drenching his face and white shirt.
Before launching into his song he announced: "I wear this crown. They judged Christ. They judge you, they judge Christ."
Musicians across the four-day festival condemned the reversal of the landmark Roe vs Wade ruling, which up until Friday, allowed nationwide abortions.
Olivia Rodrigo bought special guest Lily Allen on stage during her performance on Saturday to sing a rendition of Ms Allen's 2009 hit F*** You in response to the decision.
The 19-year-old American singer, told the crowds at Glastonbury how she was "devastated and terrified" by the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion, meaning individual states could decide to ban it.
She added: "I'm devastated and terrified [by the ruling] and so many women and girls are going to die because of this and I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who showed us at the end of the day they truly don't give a s*** about freedom."
Following her short speech, the Glastonbury crowd erupted in a ferocious applause, with Miss Rodrigo adding before her duet with Lily Allen: "This song goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh."
New Zealand singer Lorde shouted "F*** the Supreme Court" as she opened her set on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday.
Addressing the cheering crowd, she added: 'Welcome to sadness. The temperature is unbearable until you face it.
"Wanna hear a secret girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born.
"That horror is your birthright. But here's another secret. You possess strength. That wisdom is also your birthright.
"I ask you today to make exercising that wisdom your life's work because everything depends on it. F*** the Supreme Court."
Festival-goers have criticised this year's event, claiming it has been transformed into a "party political broadcast for the wokes".
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg delivered a passionate speech from the Pyramid Stage, demanding society to take on its "historic responsibility to set things right" with the global climate crisis.
Despite her pleas, cleaners began clearing the site this morning, clearing the vast amount of cans, bottles, tents and sleeping bags left by the 200,000 revellers.