In a shocking and unexpected turn of events, Kanye West has performed the unimaginable, and admitted he was wrong to criticise Beck. What??!?!?!!! You heard us right, Kanye has done the least Kanye thing possible, and moved from his stubborn ways.
Earlier this year, Kanye unleashed one of his many storms of controversy. This time, it was about how Beck should somehow hand over his Grammy award for album of the year to Beyonce, telling E! backstage that Beck “needs to respect artistry”. It was all somewhat reminiscent of the infamous Taylor Swift incident at the 2009 VMAs. Just as Kanye managed to clean up after himself following the legendary, meme-inducing slip-up, he’s now making amends with Beck, half apologising for the remark, half just acknowledging that yes, Beck is a damn good musician. West, who once admitted that he hadn’t even listened to the album when he made the initial comment, has apparently sat down with his headphones and lapped up Morning Phase.
“I’m fine to apologise for inaccuracies,” said West in an interview with the Sunday Times. “You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. 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.”
“Isn’t it amazing that people are so constantly shocked by the commonly agreed-in truth?” West continued to the Sunday Times, philosophising in true Kanye fashion. “How much bullshit are we in if, every single time I give not just my opinion, but a vast 80%, 90% opinion, I get into that much trouble? When the truth is a mass opinion. That’s not about accuracy, it’s the definition of truth.”