Kanye West Fires Shots At GRAMMY’s, Read The Full Rant Here
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Last night, Kanye West seemed to “troll” the audience by taunting another award accepting interruption. It was all fun and games, and even smiles (JAY Z’s reaction is priceless), until his interview post GRAMMY’s, where he spoke in detail about Beck winning “Album Of The Year” and how he should “respect artistry” and how he “should have given his award to Beyoncé.”
He goes in depth on this subject, talking about how the GRAMMY’s are really just “commercial advertising” and how he’s “here to fight for creativity.”
Read the full transcript:
“I don’t even know what [Beck] said. I just know that, the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We aren’t going to play with them no more. ‘Flawless.’ Beyoncé’s video. And Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé.
At this point, we tired of it. 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. 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 a different place.
And then they do this promotional event, and they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want commercial advertising. We aren’t playing with them anymore. And by the way, I got my wife, my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I’m not going to do nothing that would put my daughter at risk, but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn’t say anything tonight, but you all knew what it meant when ‘Ye stepped on that stage.”