PAUL STANLEY SAYS BECK SHOULD HAVE KICKED KANYE WHERE IT HURTS
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley had some no-holds-barred advice for Beck after the latter’s Grammy win for Album of the Year on Sunday night (February 8th) was marred by an onstage appearance from rapper Kanye West.
Writing at his Facebook page, Stanley said that Beck “should’ve kicked Kanye right in the nuts and said, ‘Get the f**k off MY stage!'”
West jumped quickly on and off the stage after Beck’s Morning Phase was announced as the surprise winner of Album of the Year. Although many at first assumed West was jokingly re-enacting his storming of the stage when Taylor Swift won a few years back, the hip-hop star later blasted the Grammys in a rant in which he suggested that Beck should have given his award to Beyonce.
- Beck told Us Weekly, “I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody.” The modern rocker also admitted he expected Beyonce to win.
- West said after the ceremony, “I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more… and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce.”
- Stanley is not the only rocker to express distaste over West’s behavior. Garbage singer Shirley Manson weighed in with an open letter to West, writing, “You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like Beck.”