Kanye West Says He Was ‘Inaccurate’ When He Accused Beck of Not ‘Respecting Artistry’
Several months out from this year’s Grammys and it appears Kanye West is still walking back his comments that Album of the Year winner Beck doesn’t “respect artistry” and should've turned over his award to Beyonce.
“I’m fine to apologize for inaccuracies,” West told the Sunday Times (via NME). “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 14 instruments not respecting artistry.”
When Beck went to accept the award for Album of the Year for 2014’s Morning Phase, West also appeared on stage, essentially threatening to recreate a similar moment from six years earlier when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs and announced that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” music video was superior.
West didn’t interrupt Beck’s speech, but he did say during a post-show interview that the singer-songwriter “needs to respect artistry [and] he should have given his award to Beyonce.” When we last left the West-Beck saga, the Yeezus rapper had tweeted an apology for his remarks.
However, West also insisted that his opinion of the 2015 Grammys outcome was shared by the majority of viewers, telling the Sunday Times, “Isn’t it amazing that people are so constantly shocked by the commonly agreed-in truth? How much bulls--t are we in if, every single time I give not just my opinion, but a vast 80 percent, 90 percent opinion, I get into that much trouble? When the truth is a mass opinion. That’s not about accuracy, it’s the definition of truth.”