Kanye West Plans To Boycott The Grammy’s,Explains Why He Stood Up For Beyonce

February 12, 2015 7:00 am

After his public rant over Beyonce losing a Grammy to Beck,Kanye was on
the Ryan Seacrest show to set the record straight but ended up in yet
another lengthy rant.He explained why he stood up for Beyonce and vowed
not to attend the Grammy’s until the voting system is fixed.

  ‘You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that
happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming,
”Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!”
‘Ok, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the
voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up
the stage.’

You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had
happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s
moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys,
they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything.
‘So I just walked back down because you know, it was kind of a joke like
the Grammys themselves.Saying he would like to play basketball with
Beck one day, Kanye came the closest yet to apologising.
‘First of all Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most
respected musicians in the game.’So, there’s nothing that I will want to
do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way.’ 

Kanye also claims Beck admitted Beyonce deserved the award.

‘Beck afterwards literally said ”I think Beyonce should have won.”’ 

Well you know what happened? It’s because I sat there and I kind of let
that smoulder and I was asked my opinion and I was given a platform. And
when given a platform, it’s very hard as we know – and I’m going to
talk in third person like I’m a crazy person – but it’s very hard for
to not be very true and vocal to what he feels.’

Kanye did admit he misspoke when he accused Beck of not respecting artistry.

‘When I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the
wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck
is one the most respected artists and respects artistry… but I felt
that even though the Grammys sometimes gives awards to people who you
wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we
mention the other artist’s name in our speech.’

Kanye also vowed not to go to the Grammy’s until the voting system is fixed

‘I will not go to the Grammys [again] until I sit with Neil [Portnow],
sit with Jimmy Jam, and fix the voting system so that it is more in line
with the popular vote as those who are popular are the ones selling
their advertising.

‘The Grammys are the dream, the dream, you know when my wife got
divorced… and sorry Kim to discuss this but it’s the best example of
what I have right now, she got a lot of backlash from the fans over it
because somehow there dream was broken because she is a dream girl and
they live vicariously through her.’I feel like [the Grammys] divorce
from us every year, every year.

‘There has to be some level of respect for the people that have there that sell advertising for them.’

 Kanye  says it was because Beyonce is so popular she did not get the award – and needed him to fight for her.

‘I believe she didn’t move and run to the stage because she’s a
respectful individual. But because she is so successful, a lot of times,
success disables your ability to communicate exactly what the f**k you
want to say!”I also wanted to stress to people that it’s not a black or
white thing at all. It’s not me always standing up for a black artist.’

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