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Kanye concedes that Beck does in fact respect artistry

By | Published on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Kanye West

Having conceded earlier this year that some of Beck’s music is “kind of good”, Kanye West has now admitted that it was “inaccurate” to say that the musician doesn’t “respect artistry” at this year’s Grammy Awards.

As I’m sure you all remember, West almost interrupted Beck’s acceptance speech at this year’s Grammys when he won the Album Of The Year award (for the “kind of good” ‘Morning Phase’). Although he’d initially played it down as a light-hearted jape, West later ranted in an interview that Beck should hand the award over to its true winner, Beyonce.

Speaking to last weekend’s The Sunday Times, West said: “I don’t make suggestions, I make propositions. I don’t give requests, I give directives. There’s no in-between. I’m fine to apologise for inaccuracies. You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. I talked to Beck’s wife, and I think I had a point about Beyonce’s album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays fourteen instruments not respecting artistry”.

Kanye, of course, is set to headline Glastonbury’s Saturday night this weekend. Unless Beck comes and stops him.