Shirley Manson is definitely not a Kanye West fan. The ‘Why Do You Love Me’ singer took to Facebook on Feb. 9, to majorly diss Kanye’s actions at the Grammy Awards after he rushed the stage following Beck’s win for Album of the Year.
Scottish singer Shirley Manson, 48, put Kanye West, 37, in his place! In a letter to the “Only One” rapper she calls him “petty” for trying to “reduce the importance of one great talent over another” after Kanye spoke out against Beck after he won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, over Beyoncé.
Shirley Manson’s Kanye West Grammy Awards Diss: Calls Out Rapper For Rant On Beck
Kanye’s stunt was funny when it appeared that he rushed the stage as a joke following his interruption of Taylor Swift‘s win at the 2009 Grammys, but now that he clearly thinks that Beyoncé should have won the award he is receiving plenty of outcry — especially from Shirley.
Shirley wrote a lengthy post on her Facebook page on Feb. 9, where she let the world know exactly how she feels about Kanye’s actions.
Dear Kanye West
It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry.
You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.
You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt.
In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own.
Grow up and stop throwing your toys around.
You are making yourself look like a complete twat.
Ps.I am pretty certain Beyoncé doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, following Kanye’s apparent joke of running onto the stage, he confirmed his feelings that Beyoncé deserved the win at the E! after party.
He said,“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,” Beyoncé’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 …”
Shirley is not the only one who is upset over Kanye’s actions. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Taylor Swift is also very disappointed in Kanye’s actions.
A source exclusively said, “Taylor is disappointed that Kanye would go down this road again. He was so sweet and charming when they spoke at The Grammys. He complimented her on her success and praised he latest album,” the insider said. “But everything since then has really been a let down. Her first thought was, ‘Oh no, not agin!’ It’s like he can’t help himself from sticking his foot in his mouth.”
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— Caitlin Beck