Kanye West spoke out today for the first time since Sunday’s Grammy Awards, and he had a lot to say.
The big news to emerge is that he and Taylor Swift have apparently put aside put their differences and plan on recording together.
Together. The two of them.
“Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in,” he said.
“Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music because of like how many Grammys or you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album,” Kanye added.
How will Taylor Swift fans respond to this news? I’m guessing not well.
Some of his other comments:
On why he went to the stage when Beck won: “I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, ‘Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!’ Okay, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage. You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything.
On why he talked about Beck disrespecting artistry: “I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck is one of the most respected artists and respects artistry. But I felt — and this is my opinion and he’s his own man and he’s not wrong and we’ll still go play basketball and stuff [unless] he doesn’t want to do it — but I felt that even though the Grammys sometimes gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it.