Everybody watches the Grammy Awards to see a couple of things…
– To see what the performers will wear.
– To see who wins.
– To see the performances.
– And, to see or hear what comes out of Kanye West’s mouth.
Remember this from 2009?
“Yo Taylor I’m really happy for you. I’m gonna let you finish but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all times. One of the best videos of all times. (Applause)”
That was painful to watch as Taylor Swift just stood there bewildered and close-ups of a stunned Beyoncé were shown on international television.
Fast forward to 2015 and guess what nominees like Rick Ross and Malik Yusef were anticipating?
Rick Ross- “Kanye.”
Malik Yusef- “Kanye West. Anything can happen. He can rap. He can sing. He could dance. He could have a word or two for the listening audience. Kanye come on give us a rant yo.”
And your boy Kanye didn’t disappoint.
When Beck won ‘Album of the Year,’ Kanye walked up the steps and pretended he was going to storm the stage ala Taylor Swift style again.
Beyoncé could be seen in the crowd mouthing the words, “No Kanye.”
He didn’t say anything then but after the show Yeezus gave everyone what they were hoping for.
“The Grammy’s if they want real artists to keep coming back they need to stop playing with us.”
“And Beck need to respect artistry and he shoulda given his award to Beyoncé. And at this point we tired of it because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats in music you’re disrespectful to inspiration and we as musicians have to inspire people”
The best part of that was the pained expression on his wife Kim Kardashian’s face.
Kanye says he was there to fight for creativity, but the entire thing ticked off Whoopi and she talked about it on The View.
“As an artist, Kanye, you know what it’s like when somebody questions your artistry. Now, I don’t know if you listened to Beck’s album, but it was pretty damn good. And Beyoncé collecting three Grammys and I think it’s kind of rough for you to sort of say ‘real artists’ like he’s not a real artist. Everybody on that stage was a real artist, honey. You know this is one of the few places that you can’t you know. You can’t just get up and do what y’all do ok.”
Translation to what Whoopi was saying to Kanye; have a seat.
Don Lemon: Is It Time For Kanye To Have a Seat At The Grammy’s? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com