West called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show Wednesday morning to clarify what, exactly, he meant when he lambasted Beck's win for album of the year. True to form, his remarks were much more considered and measured than his excoriating speech to E! on Grammy night.
"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," West told Seacrest. "But the reality of it 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? And then you know, everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact."
"And then Kanye just goes on being a [jerk] to everyone," he added, with healthy dose of humor.
West also tipped some unexpected plans to collaborate with his former stage-rush sparring partner Taylor Swift. The two were seen palling around at the Grammys, and the prospect of pop-country's sweetest songwriter and hip-hop's most unpredictable id is intriguing to say the least.
"She wants to get in the studio, and we’re definitely going to go in," West said." 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."
As always with West, he has plenty more to say, and it's quite entertaining and self-aware. Anyone not burned out on the Kanye-Grammy aftermath should go hear him out.
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