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Kendrick Lamar brought Glastonbury 2022 to a close and his final moment on stage has received a huge amount of praise on social media.
The American rapper dazzled the crowd at Worthy Farm on the final night of the multi-day event with songs from his latest album as well as his past hits.
As he wrapped up his performance, he stood with fake blood pouring from his diamond-encrusted, thorny crown and was flanked by an array of dancers as he preached for women's rights.
"They judge you, they judge Christ. Godspeed for women's rights," Kendrick repeated over and over as the crowd erupted in applause.
It was a not-so-subtle dig at the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, which was the nationwide legislation that gave women the right to get an abortion.
The ruling, which was handed down last week, has sparked fury and condemnation around the world.
People praised Lamar for using his high-profile headliner slot at the British music festival to highlight the shocking decision.
God speed for womens rights— Jake Watts (@jakeliamwatts) June 26, 2022
They judge you
They judge christ
Kendrick is more than another rapper.
He is an auteur
A culture creator
What an incredible Glastonbury performance.#kendricklamar #glastonburyfestival2022
Chanting “They judge you, they judge Christ, Godspeed for women’s rights” over and over is one hell of a way for Kendrick Lamar to end this festival, as blood pours from his crown of thorns pic.twitter.com/78DjmnM24X— Jonathan Dean (@JonathanDean_) June 26, 2022
But Kendrick wasn't the only artist to mention the US Supreme Court decision at Glastonbury.
Olivia Rodrigo brought out Lily Allen to perform the latter's song 'F**k You' and made sure everyone know the performance was directed at the Supreme Court Justices who voted to overturn Roe v Wade.
The singer said: “Today is a very special day because it’s actually my first Glastonbury and I’m sharing the stage with Lily, which is the biggest dream come true.
“But I’m also equally as heartbroken over what happened in America yesterday.
"The Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v Wade, which is a law that ensures a woman’s right to receive abortion and other basic human rights.
Olivia Rodrigo bringing out Lily Allen to sing Fuck You and dedicating it to the Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v Wade is not what I expected from Glastonbury but I’m here for it pic.twitter.com/xSJHvNqZT4— LJW (@liamjamesward) June 25, 2022
“I’m devastated and terrified, so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this.
“I wanted to dedicate this next song to five members of the Supreme Court who have shown us that at the end of the day they truly don’t give a s**t about freedom.”
As is shown in the clip above, fans were fully on board with the statement, shouting 'f**k you' alongside the stars as they belted out the song.
Roe v Wade, which was established in 1973, legalised abortion nationwide up to the point of foetal viability, which is generally accepted to be around 24 weeks into pregnancy.
The court ruled in favour of the state by a majority vote of six to three, in turn making it so individual states across North America will now be able to introduce bans on the procedure.
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