Wednesday, February 11, 2015
John Legend Disagreed With Kanye West's Comments About Beck
Al these awards shows are bogus since the music industry have lost respect in the art form of music as we all know that the record companies are buying awards for their artists. For real some of today's artists have a least 20 grammy's and their music isn't even timeless. And to me the lyrical content play a big part into winning or losing or in Beyonce case the label didn't support this last album which she dropped on itunes unexpected. We have female rap category and there are only 2 female rappers who are actually making music and then they will include name we all know and the names thrown in automatically loses. Or lifetime awards in the name of given to an artists who been around for 10 years. What happened to 30 years plus before you can get that award. ALL THESE AWARDS SHOWS SUCKS AND IT JUST PURE CRAP ON WHO POCKET BOOK IS WILLING TO SPEND THE MOST MONEY OR THESE SHOW MAKING THREATS AGAINST THE ARTISTS TO NOT APPEAR ON OTHER SHOWS OR YOU WILL NOT PERFORM AT OUR SHOW. JUST AN EXAMPLE WE HAD TO WAIT FOR THE GRAMMY TO SEE SAM SMITH PERFORM HIS RODNEY DARKCHILD JENKINS SONG.
While John Legend found Kanye West's near interruption of Beck's Album of the Year speech "funny," the 36-year-old singer was not as amused by West's comments following the Grammys broadcast.
"When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that's what I meant," Legend wrote on Instagram. "I wasn't referring to Kanye's comments after the show which I have now seen and heard. I disagree with those comments."
Speaking to E! after the Grammys broadcast, West said Beck "needs to respect artistry" and "should have given his award to Beyoncé." The rapper also criticized Grammys voters for "diminishing art, and not respecting the craft, and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music."
"Beck is indeed a true artist's artist. He's a multi-instrumentalist, a creative and unique singer-songwriter whose music I have bought and enjoyed over the years," Legend wrote on Tuesday. "While his win may have been a surprise to many, it's not because he's not a great artist deserving of recognition. All of the other nominated artists, including Beyoncé, are incredible in their own right, and arguments could be made for any of them deserving to win. This is not an objective process. It's completely subjective, in fact. We can all debate who we thought should have won. But even if you didn't vote for him, plenty of our colleagues in the music business did. These voters are all creators who love music and have dedicated their lives to it, and the plurality of them chose Beck as the Album of the Year. I respect their decision and congratulate Beck on this outstanding accomplishment."
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