Anyone who watched the 57th Annual Grammy Awards knows just how long of a show that was. But regardless of that fact, days later the world is only talking about a moment that only took a few short seconds: Kanye West almost interrupting Beck’s speech.
Many of the viewers at home as well as at the ceremony believed this stunt was just a joke but during E! News’s post show, Kanye explained that he wasn’t joking. In order to clear a bit of the negative attention this moment has been getting, Kanye went on air to speak with Ryan Seacrest.
During the short interview Kanye admitted that immediately after he walked off the stage, Taylor Swift of all people came up to him saying that he should have went on stage. But the only thing stranger than seeing Kanye and Taylor interact and take photos together is the fact that Taylor said she wants to work with him. Kanye said, “Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music.”
Kanye also admitted he may have misspoke when he said Beck needs to respect artistry, “Beck is one the most respected artists and respects artistry. But I felt — and this is my opinion and he’s his own man and he’s not wrong and we’ll still go play basketball and stuff [unless] he doesn’t want to do it — but I felt that even though the Grammys some times gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it.”
Listen to the full interview before.