Kanye West sort of apologizes for rushing the Grammy stage during Beck’s acceptance speech.
The event is reminiscent of the 2009 Grammy ceremony, when Kanye rushed the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Music Video of the Year, and stated that Beyonce´ should have won. This year, however, Kanye left the stage without saying anything, although he later made a statement that,
“Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé and at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.”
After sharing this statement, Kanye went on Seacrest’s talk show and explained his actions,
“So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage. You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down because you know, it was kind of a joke like the Grammys themselves.”
Ouch. After dissing The Grammy’s, Kanye went on to clarify his respect for Beck as an artist,
“Well, first of all, Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So, there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way. And the weird thing is like, and I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is — and case in point by who came up to me right afterwards — is it’s almost like a chiropractor. You know, you just get a little crook out like, “Wow, this crook has been there!” It’s just a little jolt of truth, right? And then you know, everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being an asshole to everyone.”
One thing remains certain from Kanye’s actions at the Grammy’s, the man knows how to entertain the masses.