Unless you live in a cave with no internet connection (in which case, you probably be won’t be reading this) then thanks to the news or social media you will have been aware of Kanye West ruining Beck’s moment of glory. It’s been splattered everywhere, all over the web.
Now my initial thoughts were, what a prick! I mean, why spoil it for someone when they’ve won something and gained the respect of their piers?
Kanye’s reason is that real artistry isn’t getting the credit it deserves, specifically, he was referring to Beyonce. Because of course, just what has Beck ever done? So what, he writes his own music, plays his own instruments, writes his own lyrics, sings and produces his own albums and has done for years. That’s not artistry! Now Beyonce, that’s a real artist! I mean that girl can sing! Really sing! She’s the epitome of creativity. She’s Creativity cubed! When she let’s her voice pirouete around those lyrics, that have been written by someone else, to music written by someone else and played by other people, while dancing moves choreographed by someone else, wearing clothes styled by someone else, with someone else’s old hair and with a face painted by someone else, you can’t tell me that is not pure artistry! That’s why, Beyonce’s awards are actually broken down and shared between the 3075 people who have a part in creating the artist that is known as Beyonce!
But this isn’t about Beyonce, this is about Kanye and Beck. Let’s use this graphic to demonstrate some of the comparisons between these two musical heavyweights!
So Kanye feels really passionately about true artistry, about creativity and expression. So passionate that he would storm the stage for what he feels is injustice. I’m sure you will agree that he is a man who through freedom of expression and creative integrity has a body of work that will be remembered alongside the greats for a millenia to come. But being such a genius comes with it’s fair share of problems; as he himself once said, “One of the problems with being a bubbling source of creativity – it’s like I’m bubbling in a laboratory, and if you don’t put a cap on it, at one point it will, like, break the glass. If I can hone that… then I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on.”
I think Kanye summed it up when he so concisely said of his wife, “Y’all are acting like this ain’t the most beautiful woman of all time. Wait a second, wait a second – I’m talking about arguably of human existence. The top 10 of human existence… I don’t give a f*ck what type of jacket she got on.”
Isn’t is so awe inspiring when some of the greatest minds on this planet talk about arguably of human existence in relation to jackets?
No, it wasn’t. He’s been selfish before. Remember this?
Yes, poor old Taylor Swift. Kanye spoilt her night of glory. I’m not familiar with her work, I have no intention of getting familiar with her work but the fact is that this was again, Kanye, spoiling someone’s moment of happiness.
I have scoured the web my friends, searching for any other examples of this man’s selfish need to spoil the moment. I have managed to find more examples and I am shocked and outraged.
Take a deep breath my friends. You may be surprised at what you see.
The fall of the Berlin Wall. There’s Kanye, probably standing on a box, unimpressed. The world should be looking at him, not the sight of a country reuniting. Unbelievable.
Has there been a more defining moment, of the endeavour and ability of mankind to pursue the seemingly impossible, than when man first set foot on the…oh look what’s Kanye West doing there? Not impressed, clearly. We all know the moon he likes don’t we? It was on the front cover of a magazine a few months back!
London 2012 Olympics. What a nice surprise to witness the now frail yet well respected and loved, Muhammad Ali, taking part in the opening ceremony, guided by his wife. Wow. Hey, what’s Kanye West doing there? Probably thought the ceremony wasn’t creative enough.
The release of Nelson Mandela. A true demonstration of the changing times in South Africa. The fall of apartheid. Who would have known what would have become of this great man. Hey look, there’s Kanye West. What’s he doing there?
Ah God wars episode 266. A New Pope. There’s Kanye again. Unimpressed. The only thing he worships is artistry….and his own reflection. Then again he did say, “I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.” Poor, poor Kanye.
The future British King and Queen on their wedding day. A lot of people tuned in to see that happy da- WTF is Kanye West doing there?!!
2008. A turning point in American politics when the first non-white president is elected. Kanye must be a republican.
I think it’s only fair that I leave one final quote from Kanye, “You should only believe about 90 percent of what I say. As a matter of fact, don’t even believe anything that I’m saying at all. I could be completely fucking with you, and the world, the entire time.”
So maybe this whole thing was a complete misunderstanding?