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Kanye West interrupts Beck, bashes Grammys in post-show rant

The rapper jumped on stage when Beck was about to accept his award, in a nod to his 2009 interruption of Taylor Swift.

By Kate Stanton
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Kanye West interrupts Beck, bashes Grammys in post-show rant
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the 57th Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kanye West seemed unusually cheerful Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, kissing wife Kim Kardashian on the red carpet and shaking hands with Taylor Swift, whose acceptance speech he infamously interrupted back in 2009.

When Beck beat out Beyonce in a surprise win for Album of the Year, Kanye jumped on stage before the rocker could accept his award.

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It looked like audiences were in for another "Imma let you finish..." speech, until Kanye hopped back down to the audience with a seemingly good-natured smile.

Both Jay Z and Beyonce laughed and looked relieved.

But a post-show interview with E!, Kanye said he wasn't joking when he interrupted Beck. The "Bound 2" performer said Beyonce should have won the award and Beck "should've given his award to Beyonce."

"I just know that, the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us," West told E!. "And Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé."

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"I got my wife, my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I'm not going to do nothing that would put my daughter at risk, but I am here to fight for creativity," he added. "That's why I didn't say anything tonight, but you all knew what it meant when 'Ye stepped on that stage."

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