by Alexandra Pollard Contributor | Photos by Screenshot

Tags: Queen, Kanye West 

Watch Freddie Mercury laughing at Kanye West's cover

How one radio station imagines Mercury might have reacted

 

Freddie Mercury laughs at Kanye West Bohemian Rhapsody cover Photo: Screenshot

As predicted, Kanye West's entire Glastonbury set divided opinion this weekend. But nothing riled up his critics more than a brief cover of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

The beginning of West's cover, during which he mouths along to the song's opening verse without really knowing the words, has already gone viral. Now, radio station Q104.3 FM (catchy, right?) have taken the whole thing one step further.

The station edited together footage of West's cover with archive footage of Freddie Mercury cracking up, before he interrupts Yeezus (he's gotten used to being interrupted this weekend) with his own powerhouse vocals.

Since being posted on Facebook on Sunday, the video has garnered nearly 20 million views and 355,000 shares.

Watch Kanye West vs. Freddie Mercury below 

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Posted by Q104.3 FM on Monday, 29 June 2015

Despite Gigwise readers almost universally agreeing that Kanye's Glastonbury set was (to put it mildly) not a success, we felt differently. Read our review here.

Meanwhile, Kanye West's new album, SWISH, is expected to be released later this year.

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