Shirley Manson vs. Kanye West: Whose side are you on?
There were several factors that went into making the 57th annual Grammy Awards worthwhile. Gorgeous celebrities donning equally stunning dresses, performances by Katy Perry, Hozier, and Sam Smith only to name a few, and of course Kanye West kanye-ing Beck, who was accepting a Grammy for album of the year.
Comparing Kanye West to garbage, Garbage’s Shirley Manson dished on Mr. West’s antics, calling him “small” and “petty.” On Facebook, she unleashed hell: “Dear Kanye West, it is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry. In attempting to reduce the importance of great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre.” Holy f******* damn.
Kanye West got called out, and to add more to his heartbreak, other artists sided with Manson.
I’m a huge fan of Kanye, except for “Yeezus” because come on what the hell was that. I usually tolerate his wild antics, but interrupting someone while they were receiving awards, TWICE, is uncalled for. Kanye acts like a college dropout who shows up to graduation and mocks those who worked hard to walk across that stage. So while Kanye may watch his throne, he should let other artists shine in the spotlight. Kanye, you’re not the center of the music world, so stop acting like a freshman and make an adjustment to your attitude.
Beyonce can speak up if she has something to say about Beck’s award, the Queen can fend for herself.
Beck, congratulations on best album of the year. Manson, thank you for your courage for cursing out Kanye. And Kanye, you can apologize by making an album better than “Yeezus”.