Kanye West has cleared the air…well, kind of! Following the rapper’s controversial comments about Beck and the Grammys, Kanye went ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ and explained that his award show actions were not about ‘racism.’
Kanye West‘s wish for Beyonce to have won the Grammy for Album of the Year instead of Beck, 44, is not so black and white. Although many thought that his Grammys stunt and meltdown on Feb. 8 was motivated by racism, Kanye, 36, explained himself during an interview with Ryan Seacrest just days later on Feb. 11.
Kanye West Grammys Stunt Not Racist: Rapper Defends Himself
Regarding his impulsive interruption of Beck’s acceptance speech, Kanye explained that his preference for Beyoncé as an artist is because of her album and not her race.
“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. I feel that racism is a distraction to humanity. We are one race. We are the human race, period,” Kanye explained, according to RyanSeacrest.com.
“I feel that we have to base our new society, the future post-Internet society, off of blocks and bricks of truth. And if the Grammys are capitalizing off the amount of views that Beyoncé gets for them and still not laying that brick of truth and being respectful towards [deserving artists]…,” lamented Kanye during his interview.
Kanye Didn’t Want To Take Away From Beck’s Moment
Okay, so let’s get this straight, Kanye still pushed for Beyoncé and her artistry at the expense of Beck? And, yet, in the same interview he also expressed his respect for the Morning Phase singer.
“You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before,” Kanye revealed about his pretend interruption during Beck’s speech, “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.
Wow. It’s just really hard to keep up with Kanye’s contradictions! We don’t know how you do it, Kim Kardashian.
But, above all, it seems like it’s tiring for Kanye to keep up with himself and the voices he hears inside his head.
As he explained, “the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage.”
HollywoodLifers: what do you think, did Kanye redeem himself during his interview with Ryan? Let us know!
— Jordyn Shaffer