Kanye West Plans To Record With Taylor Swift, Talks Beck Interruption At Grammys

Bradley Stern | February 11, 2015 9:12 am
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A few days after the dust has started to settle following his “I’mma let you finish — LOL, just kidding” semi-interruption at the Grammys on Sunday night when the Album Of The Year award went to Beck instead of Beyoncé, Kanye West called in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest to explain the situation further — and reveal some surprising recording plans in the process.

“The voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage,” he (maybe?) joked. “You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment…it was kind of a joke like the Grammys themselves.”

Did you laugh and smile afterward? Because according to Kanye, that was the general vibe he got after doing the deed: “You know, I’m at a point where it’s ways to do things in a smoother way. And feel like at the Grammys — I don’t know exactly what the press has been [saying] because I don’t keep up with that — but at the Grammys when I did go up onstage and left off, there was a really good vibe about it, and everybody was laughing and smiling.”

He then went on further to explain:

“Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So, there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way. And the weird thing is like, and I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is — and case in point by who came up to me right afterwards — is it’s almost like a chiropractor. 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?'”

According to Ye, the person who came up to him afterwards was none other than Taylor Swift, whom he famously interrupted in 2009. Even more surprisingly, she allegedly told him he should have gone on stage (!).

Not only that, but Taylor allegedly wants to record with him, too: “Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in. Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music because of like how many Grammys or, you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album.”

The whole interview makes for a pretty fascinating listen. Has your perspective changed on the Kanye-Beck interruption situation, or do you think he was wrong for doing what he did? Sound off in the comments below.