Wiley had a bit of a diva moment last month, complaining about his fees and the weather at Glastonbury festival, resulting in him ditching his booking.
In an interview with Global Gathering Radio, Wiley has explained why he decided to bail out on his performance just a day before he was due to hit the stage:
I turned round to Glastonbury and said no because of something.
Not that we should be playing tit for tat… but the fact I can get to a place where I can say, ‘You know what, I’m not going to do Glastonbury, let me help the other festivals rise up’.
I didn’t realise Wiley was responsible for making festivals popular.
He continued to express that he still respected the man behind one of the biggest festivals in the world, Michael Eavis:
Once you play the game for a certain amount of time you’re in the loop and you can’t be ignorant and arrogant cause they’ll kick you out of the loop.
When Glastonbury called I said no. I’ve told Glastonbury I respect the man [Michael Eavis], I respect the amount of money they earn, I respect they give it to charity.
But my point is this – Glastonbury is meant to be the biggest festival in the world and Glastonbury charge £220 a ticket – and there’s loads of elements in that place about just making lots of money instead of being the best festival in the world.
I just wanted the world to know that – I don’t want to upset Glastonbury.
I want them to win but I’m saying they’re not the only festival on the earth. The man who started that thing Michael Eavis, I’ve got nothing but respect for him… he’s done something you and me ain’t done, and he’s laughing his head off.
Considering the popularity of the concert, I doubt Mr Eavis will be shedding a tear over this.