“Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé, and at this point, we tired of it!”
Kanye West almost had another Taylor Swift moment last night at the Grammys. After the award for Grammy for Album of the Year was given to indie artist Beck over Beyoncé, West began to storm the stage to disrupt Beck during his acceptance speech — but changed his mind.
West explained his issue with Beck’s win after the show and warned the Grammys to stop playing with real artist because they ‘ain’t gonna play with them no more.’
The Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more. ‘Flawless,’ Beyoncé video. 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 their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.
We as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they [the show’s producers] do this whole promotional event, they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want commercial advertising. Like, no, we not playing with them no more. By the way, I got my wife, my daughter and my clothing line, so I’m not going to do nothing to put my daughter at risk but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s the reason why I didn’t say anything tonight. But you all know what it meant when ‘Ye walks on the stage.
Beck responded to West’s comments and said he ‘thought Beyoncé was going to win.’ The indie artist also went on to praise West.
“Absolutely I thought [Beyoncé] was going to win.” “You can’t please everybody. I still love him and think he’s genius,” Beck said of West. “I aspire to what he does. How many great records has he put out in the last five years, right?”
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