Beck winning Album of the Year over Beyonce last Sunday night (Feb. 8) at the 57th Annual Grammys did not sit well with Kanye West. After almost crashing his acceptance speech, Ye’ went on a mini rant after the award show about how the Grammys snubbing deserving artists is disrespectful to inspiration and that he felt Beck should hand over his gramophone to Beyonce.
Yeezus recently sat down with the Ryan Seacrest today (Feb. 11) and reflected on his comments and actually gave Beck some credit. Many were unaware, but Beck has been in the game for over 20 years.
“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 When I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck is one the most respected artists and respects artistry. But I felt — and this is my opinion and he’s his own man and he’s not wrong and we’ll still go play basketball and stuff [unless] he doesn’t want to do it — but I felt that even though the Grammys some times gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it. There’s like many of times I gave other people my award, literally made them come up onstage. Maroon 5, when they won best new artist, [Adam Levine] mentioned me because it was the College Dropout and [it had] 10 nominations and all that.”
Taylor Swift is way too familiar with Kanye’s antics but these two are starting off with a clean slate. After the ceremony, a photo began floating around of him and the “Shake It Off” singer showing that the two had turned over a new leaf. Kanye revealed that they will also be hitting the studio together soon.
“Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in. Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music because of like how many Grammys or you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album. I that think everyone loves music whether they love hip-hop, alternative, country, and if I could be involved in giving people any type of energy, advice in the studio, whether you’re Beyonce, whether you’re Taylor Swift, whether you’re Jay Z, whether you’re Beck, whoever, and they can be reciprocal with that, I’d like to be involved with that.”