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Kanye hears Beck’s album: “This is kind of good”

By | Published on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Kanye West

So this is no good at all. It transpires that Kanye West might now have heard Beck’s artless Grammy Award winning album ‘Morning Phase’, in passing at least. To which we say ‘boo’.

Because if West is going to go around causing a ruckus at major award events by ruining the whole occasion for top pop winners, he should do so not only in present tense ignorance of the artist and album he is dissing, but with a commitment to never ever listen to whichever record it is that he’s negatively comparing to whatever Beyonce did last month. Dem should be the rules. But da rules have been broken. Albeit by mistake.

Speaking to Power 105.1, West revealed: “The other day I went out to dinner with Taylor Swift and ironically they were playing the Beck album in the background. I was like, ‘Man, this is kind of good. I ain’t gonna lie'”.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, now West is pledging to give Beck’s record a proper play. He continued: “I bet you the album is really good. I’m gonna listen to the album, and maybe it was potentially an album of the year. But the Grammys are still … they have a commercial component to it. And they want to sell commercials”.

I do hope West is saying that having never actually watched the Grammys. Otherwise I’ll never respect anything he says ever again.