Kanye West is in the headlines (again) with a new rant, blasting the Grammys over Beyonce losing out on “Album Of The Year” to Beck and what it means to artists. Watch what he said inside…
If you thought Kanye West storming the stage was joke…it wasn’t. While he didn’t pull a “Taylor Swift” and take Beck’s moment, Kanye had a few things to saw about Beyonce being snubbed for “Record Of The Year” afterwards.
Kanye told E! that the Grammys need to respect artists because they “inspire” listeners. When you snub the artist – you snub the people. “…You keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music.” He cautioned the industry, “We tired of it.”
“I don’t know what he said, all I know is if the Grammys 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 the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration and 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 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.”
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