Kanye West on Beck: "I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry."
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Kanye West apologized again for his comments questioning Beck's artistic integrity after the rocker's Morning Phase beat out Beyonce for Album of the Year at the 2015 GRAMMYs.
"I send flowers for inaccuracies," Kanye told the Sunday Times. "I talked to Beck's wife, and I think I had a point about Beyoncé's album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry."
Here is Kanye's "respect artistry" rant in full: "Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have 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 of music, you're disrespectful to inspiration." He apologized for his comments soon after via Twitter.
Better than the rant was Jay-Z looking on in horror as Kanye faux-rushed Beck on-stage. Let's relive the moment once more: