Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen sing ‘F*** You’ for Supreme Court justices who ‘truly don’t give a s*** about freedom’
Performing at the famed British music festival on Saturday night, Rodrigo welcomed Lily Allen to join her in a passionate duet to Allen’s 2009 anthem “F*** You,” which she dedicated to the SCOTUS justices who struck down the landmark 1973 ruling protecting a birthing person’s right to an abortion.
After introducing introducing “incredible songwriter” Allen, who has said she originally wrote “F*** You” former President George W. Bush in mind, the 19-year-old Rodrigo spoke out against Friday’s ruling.
“I’m devastated and terrified that so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” said Rodrigo. “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 s*** about freedom.”
Rodrigo then went on to name the five justices who ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, with Chief Justice John Roberts filing a concurring opinion. Allen, 37, flashed a middle finger in response to each name.
“This song goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh,” the Sour star said as the crowd roared. “We hate you.”
The Independent reports that BBC iPlayer, which broadcasts the Glastonbury performances to U.K. viewers, cut Rodrigo and Allen’s performance, though it appears on their official YouTube page.
Allen later posted the duet on her own Instagram page, saying she was “quite emosh” at returning to the stage after becoming sober nearly three years ago.
The British singer’s husband, Stranger Things star David Harbour, also weighed in, writing on Instagram Stories, “Hey @oliviarodrigo, I think she’s pretty great too.”
Lily Allen is an English singer-songwriter and actress. She is the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen.
Her music career began in 2005 when she made some of her vocal recordings public on Myspace and the publicity resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings. Her first mainstream single, “Smile“, reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006.