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Kanye West says 'voices in my head' made him crash Beck's Grammys 2015 acceptance speech

The rapper relived his 2009 Taylor Swift VMA invasion at the awards show

Jenn Selby
Thursday 12 February 2015 11:16 GMT
Singer, rapper and self-professed 'Yeezus', Kanye West
Singer, rapper and self-professed 'Yeezus', Kanye West (Getty Images)

Kanye West didn’t plan to ruin Beck’s big Grammy Award-winning moment on Sunday – he was instructed to do it. By the only thing Kanye West really seems to pay attention to.

“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,” he told Ryan Seacreast on his KIIS radio show yesterday.

“These were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage.”

The gate crash was, he continued, meant to be his injection of humour into the proceedings by referencing his now famous “I’ma let you finish…” interruption of Taylor Swift’s Best Video award at the VMAs in 2009.

Kanye West jokingly stormed the stage during Beck's Grammys acceptance speech

“What I really wanted to do [was] just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn't want to take away from Beck's moment or the time he's having to talk,” he said.

“The Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn't want anything to take away from his screen time.”

However, having been given an iota of time to really contemplate Beck’s win over Beyoncé, West couldn’t wait to get his gripes off his chest when asked why he’d decided to get involved by E! after the show.

“I was asked my opinion and I was given a platform. And when given a platform, it's very hard as we know – and I'm going to talk in third person like I'm a crazy person – but it's very hard for Kanye West to not be very true and vocal to what he feels.

“You know, it's like people take the Grammys for granted in a way because of the commercials, because a lot of the musicians are very rich and everything, but this is our Super Bowl.”

He went on to describe his comments about Beck respecting “artistry” was a “mis-wording”.

He also expressed his hopes that the pair would be able to reconcile and “still go play basketball and stuff.”

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