At first, Kanye stormed the rocker on stage as he accepted his award in what appeared to be a remake of his 2009 stage ambush on Taylor Swift, when he told the audience Beyoncé should have won over Taylor at the VMAs. However, this time Kanye on getting to the stage decided against addressing the audience – which prompted many to think he was just poking fun at himself.
However, West wasn’t laughing after the show, ranting that Beyoncé should have taken the gong for her self-titled album. Backstage, things became a lot more heated. Appearing on the E! network’s aftershow, West said:
“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. And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyoncé.
Because 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.
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.”
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s reactions to the stunt were too priceless. See the videos below…
Source: FOX News
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