Paul Stanley Says Beck Should Have Kicked Kanye West ‘Right in the Nuts’
“Beck should’ve kicked Kanye right in the nuts and said, ‘Get the f— of MY stage!,'” Stanley declared on Facebook. West — who famously interrupted Taylor Swift’s win at the 2009 VMAs to declare that Beyonce was more deserving of an award — pulled a similar stunt during Beck’s Album of the Year acceptance speech last night. Although it seemed like a lighthearted joke or self-parody at the time, with West offering a sly smile and not actually speaking, later on he made it clear he had problems with Beck winning the award over Beyonce:
I don’t even know what [Beck] said. I just know that, the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. … And Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé. At this point, we tired of it. What happens is, when you keep on diminishing art, and not respecting the craft, and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration. We, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyoncé album, and they feel like it takes them to a different place. … I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn’t say anything tonight, but you all knew what it meant when ‘Ye stepped on that stage.
For his part, Beck seems to be taking the whole thing in stride, saying “I was just so excited he [West] was coming up. He deserves to be onstage as much as anybody … How many great records has he put out in the last five years, right?”
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