And the hits just keep on coming! According to Eben Gregory, Mr. John Legend took to his Instagram today to virtually distance himself from recent comments made by his old pal Kanye West regarding Beck’s Grammy Win last Sunday.
Apparently, Mr. West didn’t feel that Beck was a real enough “artist” and didn’t deserve the nod. In fact, he demanded that Beck give the golden statue to his gal pal Beyonce.
Take a look at West’s most recent rant in the video below!
Now, as you may have noticed, John Legend was in the crowd laughing right along with many others as the whole scenario played out. But…then he saw what Kanye had to say after the show was over and changed his mind about the entire incident.
“I want to clarify my thoughts on Kanye’s actions at the Grammys on Sunday. First of all, Kanye is my friend. He believed in me years ago when very few did, and I wouldn’t be here without his support. That doesn’t mean we’ll agree on everything, but it does mean that I am grateful to him. And I also believe he is one of the most gifted people I’ve had the privilege of working with.
In my comments to US Weekly, I said that when Kanye walked up on stage, mimicking his interruption of Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech, then turned around as if he was just playing, most of the room including me saw this as funny, as a way of taking the piss out of himself for his infamous behavior several years ago.
When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that’s what I meant. I wasn’t referring to Kanye’s comments after the show which I have now seen and heard. I disagree with those comments. Beck is indeed a true artist’s artist. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, a creative and unique singer-songwriter whose music I have bought and enjoyed over the years. While his win may have been a surprise to many, it’s not because he’s not a great artist deserving of recognition.
All of the other nominated artists, including Beyonce, are incredible in their own right, and arguments could be made for any of them deserving to win. This is not an objective process. It’s completely subjective, in fact. We can all debate who we thought should have won. But even if you didn’t vote for him, plenty of our colleagues in the music business did.
These voters are all creators who love music and have dedicated their lives to it, and the plurality of them chose Beck as the Album of the Year. I respect their decision and congratulate Beck on this outstanding accomplishment.”
Welp! We think he answered all questions that anyone might of had as it pertains to what he thinks about both Beck and the situation!
But this entire thing is calling someone else’s judgement into question as well. Everyone is starting to ask…what the heck must Jay Z be thinking about all of this right now?
And isn’t it sorta creepy that Kanye continues to “stick up” for Bey when her husband is one of the most successful men in the entertainment realm period? What is all that about?
If B needed defending, we are all pretty sure that her husband could handle it. So, if Jay isn’t jumping out of his seat in defense of his wife…then why does Kanye continue to do it?
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