Kanye Takes Back Beck Comments
Remember during this year’s Grammys when Kanye West approached the stage during musician Beck’s acceptance speech, but stopped himself and walked back to his seat?
Comments made by the “Touch the Sky” rapper following the stunt were less than flattering. In so many words, West expressed that he felt that Beyoncé should have won the Grammy for “Album of the Year” instead of Beck.
West publicly apologized to Beck via Twitter months ago, but now he seems to have more to say.
During an interview with the Sunday Times, West reflected on his E! News rant where he made the comments.
“I’m fine to apologize for inaccuracies,” West says. “You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. I talked to Beck’s wife, and I think I had a point about Beyoncé’s album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry. I don’t make suggestions, I make propositions. I don’t give requests, I give directives. There’s no in-between.”
West also went on to talk about how the music industry creates “struggles” for some artist more than others.
“In this fight, in this struggle for beauty, in this struggle for awesomeness, in this struggle for fair play, in a manipulative field, there might be a couple of inaccuracies on my part. But far fewer than the inaccuracies of the current systems,” West adds.
While we understand Yeezy’s point of artists, particularly artists of color needing to get proper acknowledgment, perhaps he should rethink his delivery.
Maybe then he won’t have to do so much backtracking.