Last night at the 57th annual Grammy Awards fans got the chance to see Kanye West hit the stage 2.5 times. Once to perform his song “Only One,” which is dedicated to his daughter North. The second time was to perform 4 5 seconds with Rihanna and Paul McCartney. The .5 represents when Kanye ran on stage with a smile on his face once Beck won “Album of the Year” over Beyoncé.
While it seemed Ye was just joking by running on stage, it appears he really did have an issue with Beyoncé not winning Album of The Year. Kanye voiced his opinion on E!’s Post grammy show.
“If they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. “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.
It’s disrespectful to inspiration, and we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work everyday….and listen to Beyoncé and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event, and they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, an artist, because they want a commercial advertising. No, we not playing with them no more.
And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and 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.”