Kanye West admits he was wrong to criticise Beck

Kanye West has taken back comments be made previously about Beck.

West had previously pretended to interrupt Beck’s acceptance speech at the Grammy’s and suggested he should give his award for Best Album to Beyonce. West commented that Beck should “respect artistry” by handing the award over.

Now, in an interview with the Sunday Times, he has retracted his comments and admitted that he may have jumped to conclusions about Beck: “I don’t make suggestions, I make propositions. I don’t give requests, I give directives. There’s no in-between,” he said.

“I’m fine to apologise for inaccuracies. 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.”

In the same interview, Kanye West compared himself to both Leonardo Da Vinci and a chair: “I could compare myself to this chair, I’m saying, ‘I’ve got all this on my back, so I’m a chair.’ People get really uptight about my comparisons, but I’m an extreme speaker, and I speak through comparisons”.

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