Here it is, the first of Kanye West’s many delusional non-apologies for behaving like a spoiled twat (copyright: Shirley Manson) at the Grammys on Sunday night. During a radio interview with Satan’s human helper in the field of Kardashian media exposure Ryan Seacrest this morning, Kanye admitted that the reason he ran up on stage after Beck won the Grammy for Album of the Year is because he’s a giant stupid asshole. NO! It’s because the voices in his head told him to do it:
“You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me, and then people started screaming, ‘Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!’ Okay, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me to go up, and then I just walked up, like, halfway up the stage.”
“You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around with what had happened before [with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs], but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk, because, you know, the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down because, you know, it was kind of a joke, like the Grammys themselves.”
Ryan Seacrest also asked him to explain the comments he made after the show. You know, the ones where he said Beck needs to show some respect for artistry and give his Grammy to Beyonce:
“Well, you know what happened? It’s because I sat there and I kind of let that [smolder] and I was asked my opinion and I was given a platform. And when given a platform, it’s very hard, as we know — and I’m going to talk in third person like I’m a crazy person — but it’s very hard for Kanye West to not be very true and vocal to what he feels.”
If you take out every word except for “I’m a crazy person”, then that’s the most self-aware thing Kanye West has ever said. And I know that Kanye has always talked about Kanye in the third person, but part of me thinks he still does it because it helps the not-smart voices in Kim Kardashian’s head remember the name of the man she’s currently married to. That Kanye, such a romantic.