Kanye West: 'I'm sorry, Beck'

By Danielle Haynes
Kanye West: 'I'm sorry, Beck'
Rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive for the 57th Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. West took to Twitter Thursday to apologize for interrupting Beck's acceptance of the Album of the Year award. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Nearly three weeks after rushing the stage as Beck accepted his Grammy for Album of the Year, Kanye West publicly apologized to the rocker on Twitter.

Beck surprisingly beat out favorite Beyonce for the year's top award and it looked like West wasn't too happy about that.


Mimicking his "Imma let you finish ..." interruption when Taylor Swift beat out Beyonce at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, West jumped onto the stage before Beck had a chance to give his acceptance speech.

West jumped back off the stage before saying anything, but during a post-show interview with E!, he said he wasn't joking when he interrupted Beck. He 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."

"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."


West apparently had a change of heart Thursday and apologized to Beck on Twitter.

"I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I'm sorry Beck," he wrote.

He also apologized for throwing shade at Bruno Mars in the past.

"I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist," West wrote.

He said he also wants Mars to sing on a song he and Sean "Diddy" Combs worked on.

For his part, Beck took the whole controversy in stride. In an interview immediately after the Grammys, he said he was excited West was coming up on stage.

"He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody," Beck said. "How many great records has he put out in the last five years right?"

In reaction to West's request that Beck give his award to Beyonce, Beck said he agreed she is a talented artist.

"Absolutely," he said. "I thought she was going to win. Come on, she's Beyonce!"

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