Kanye West went on Seacreast yesterday to offer his kinda sort not really apology for “joking” around with Beck by being a crying kid in the aisle at Target because he couldn’t get the toy he wanted. Brace yourself for lots of Kane West talking about himself in the third person as sociopaths often do.
“You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me, and then people started screaming, ‘Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!’ Okay, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head,” he quipped on Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show. “So the voices in my head told me to go up, and then I just walked up, like, halfway up the stage.”…”You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around with what had happened before [with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs], but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk, because, you know, the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything,” he added. “So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down because, you know, it was kind of a joke, like the Grammys themselves.”…”The weird thing is — and I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is — it’s almost like a chiropractor,” he continued. “You know, you just get a little crook out, like, ‘Wow, this crook has been there!’ It’s just a little jolt of truth, right? And then, you know, everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being an a–hole to everyone.”…He admitted, however, that his comment about Beck needing to “respect artistry” may not have been the best way to get his point across. “I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part, because obviously Beck is one of the most respected artists and respects artistry,” he explained.
This story has been written about so much that there’s actual published think pieces about the backlash to the backlash. They say Kanye is “fucking real” and “speaks” his mind”. You know who else does that? Three year olds. They also say, “Kanye West doesn’t care what you think about him”. No, Kanye West cares very, very much what you think about Kanye West. Just like his wife can’t pass a bathroom mirror without taking a picture of herself, Kanye West can’t show up to an event and not think he’s the only genius in the room. And if you don’t agree, he’s gonna cry about it. He’s quick to point out the Grammys are a joke when he or his friends don’t win, and in the same breath, he’s quicker to tell you he has 21. Kanye is that dude who comments, “who cares?”, on a Facebook post. If Kanye wasn’t famous, he’d be in Bed, Bath & Beyond asking to speak to a manager then going home to write a six paragraph Yelp review because Kanye West truly believes Kanye West’s opinion is that important. Please keep in mind that he inserted himself into Taylor Swift and Beck’s acceptance speeches, but wants to lecture us all on disrespect. On his next album, I hope Kanye samples some self-awareness. That’d be a pretty dope track.