Kanye West ripped into the Grammys’ album of the year-winner Beck in a rant backstage that suggested his stage-rush earlier in the evening was no joke.
“Beck needs to respect artistry, he should’ve given his award to Beyoncé,” said Kanye in an interview with E! Online. Beck beat out Beyoncé in the category, as well as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams. That apparently irked West who stepped onstage as Beck accepted the award in what appeared to be a joke that echoed his interruption of Taylor Swift in 2009 at the MTV Music awards.
“I just know that 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,” he said. “We tired of it. When you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and slapping people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music — you’re disrespectful to inspiration.”
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West said he didn’t say anything on the show because he did not want to put his family or “clothing line” at risk, but added: “I’m going to fight for creativity.”
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