In Defense of Kanye West at the Grammy Awards

February 12, 2015 7:19 AM

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Although I personally believe all this media attention surrounding Kanye West’s comments during the recent Grammys is rather overdone and just plain stupid, I feel the need to address it from a different angle. During the awards show, Kanye poked fun at himself when Beck won Album of the Year by pretending to go up on stage and taking the microphone from him. Beck’s immediate response was to give the microphone to Kanye and let him speak his mind, but Kanye jokingly declined.

So far, so good. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards ended, and everything else was fine. Until later, Kanye West was asked about his real thoughts on Beck’s win over Beyoncé for Album of the Year, and, obviously, Kanye spoke his mind. He criticized the Grammys for awarding Beck over Beyoncé, because he f...

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