Beck Calls Kanye West “Genius” After Grammy Diss, Says He Thought Beyonce Would Win

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Beck Responds Kanye West

By Daniel Gates

Beck Responds Kanye West

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If Beck is upset about Kanye West interrupting his Grammy Awards acceptance on Sunday and later dissing him, he’s not showing it. In fact, he still has nothing but praise for the rapper, even after West ranted after the ceremony about how Beck’s Album of the Year award should have gone to Beyonce instead.

“I was so excited he was coming up!” Beck told reporters after the show. “He deserves to be on that stage. How many great records has he put out in the last five years, right?”

As for West’s assertion that Beyonce should have taken home Album of the Year, Beck said, “Absolutely I thought she was going to win. Come on, she’s Beyonce!” Does he care about West’s apparent diss of his own talents? “You can’t please everybody, man,” said Beck. “I still love him and think he’s genius. I aspire to do what he does.”

In case you missed it, West rushed to the stage just as Beck was accepting his Grammy, which everyone initially interpreted as a joking reference to his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift in a similar situation years ago. After the show, however, West let loose in a rant with E!, slamming the Grammys for disrespecting Beyonce’s artistry by giving Beck the award. Watch both videos below. What do you think of Beck’s response to West’s behavior?

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