Firstly, let me start by saying I fully believe in the legitimacy of the Kanye West coined term, “stream of consciousness”. The term rant is reserved for attention seekers and bigots (in my humble opinion. In my mind Kanye is brilliant and when he goes on these “rants” he has real intent behind them.
With that said, I’m sure many of you have already seen the almost Kanye moment last night at the Grammys when Kanye pretended to grab the mic from Beck after he beat out Beyonce for Album of the year with his Morning Phase. The crowed cheered in approval and laughter, at the similar event to Kanye’s interruption of Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMA win over Beyonce.
After the show (in a shock to nobody), Kanye expressed his real feeling on the outcome of the award show. Read the whle stream below, or check out the video here:
“The Grammys, if they want real artists to come back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more. Flawless, Beyoncé video, and 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, they feel like it takes them to another place, then they do this whole promotional event that, you know, they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they wanted commercial advertising. No, we not playing with them no more.
And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I’m not gonna do nothing to put my daughter at risk, but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s the reason I didn’t say anything tonight. But y’all know what it meant when ‘Ye walks on that stage.”
What do you think about ‘ye’s comments after the show? Do you think he has a point at all, or do you think his “act” is getting old? Let us know below!