Kanye West is still Team Beyonce! After the 2015 Grammys, he went on a HUGE rant at an after party, saying that Beck needs to ‘have some respect’ — and that he should have handed over his Album of the Year award to Beyonce!
Kanye West, 37, may have stopped himself from interrupting Beck‘s acceptance speech at the Grammys on Feb. 8, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t want to. He made it very clear at the E! after party that he thinks Beyonce, 33, should have won — even if it meant Beck, 44, giving her the award himself!
Kanye West Disses Beck After Grammys: He Should Have Give His Award To Beyonce
We all thought Kanye was joking when he started to interrupt Beck’s acceptance speech at the 2015 Grammy Awards — much like infamously he did six years ago when Taylor Swift, 25, beat out Beyonce for Best Female Video at the 2009 VMAs. After all, Kanye even posed for a photo with Taylor tonight to prove that there were no hard feelings.
But sadly it looks like history is repeating itself because Kanye went off about Beck’s big win at the E! after party on Feb. 8. Here’s his full rant:
— IG: @_alyssa.xo (@bigcheech_) February 9, 2015
Kanye says in the video, “If they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t going to play with them no more. “Flawless,” Beyonce’s video and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyonce. And, at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is that when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face …”
Wow — we’re speechless. We can’t believe Kanye still hasn’t learned his lesson after all these years. Even his wife, Kim Kardashian, was smiling awkwardly by his side throughout the bizarre rant.
Kanye West Beck Grammys: Rapper Interrupts Singer’s Album Of The Year Win
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Kanye dropped jaws — including Jay Z and Beyonce’s — when he rushed to the stage to steal Beck’s moment in the spotlight at the Grammys.
Beck’s album Morning Phase shockingly beat out Beyonce’s Beyonce for Album Of The Year at this year’s Grammy Awards, and apparently this did not sit well with Kanye. He appeared to be joking, however, when he ran up the steps, headed for the mic, but then smiled, shook his head and turned around.
Beck seemed to take it in stride, and even asked Kanye to come back on stage and help him deliver his speech.
If only he had known that Kanye was being completely serious!
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Kanye’s latest rant is out of line? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta & Tierney McAfee