Kanye West is really speaking out on his famous Grammy on-stage moment involving Beck and his Album of the Year win. The rapper called in to "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" to talk about what exactly happened. And as per usual, Yeezus had tons of his wisdom gems to bestow upon the situation.
By now, EVERYONE has seen Kanye West Kanye-ing Beck during this year's Grammy Awards, after the rocker won Album of the Year for Morning Phase. The rapper appeared to (jokingly) go up on stage to interrupt Beck's acceptance speech after accepting the award. Exhibit A:
So what exactly made Kanye go up on the Grammy stage this year? Kanye tells Ryan:
"The voices in my head told me 'Go up,' and then I just walked up halfway up the stage. And what I really wanted to do is just joke around with what had happened before, but I just didn't want to take away from Beck's moment or the time he had to talk."
He went on to say, "It was kind of a joke, like the Grammys themselves."
And just because he wanted Beyonce to have the Album of the Year Grammy, he still calls Beck "one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game."
Later in the interview Kanye really explained what rubbed him the wrong way about Beck's Grammy win. He said:
"I felt that even though the Grammys sometimes gives awards to people who you wouldn't think should win the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artists' names in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it. There was many a times I gave other people my award. Literally made them come up on stage. Maroon 5 when they won Best New Artist, Adam mentioned me. Because it was the College Dropout and ten nominations and all that."
Kanye also tells Ryan what happened right after his joke moment, "Taylor Swift came up to me right afterwards. Literally right afterwards! And tells me that I should have went on stage. So this is the irony of my life."
But that's not all Taylor had to say to Yeezy. T-Swizzle wants to work with Kanye! And Kanye told Ryan he's all for it.
"She wants to get in the studio. And we're definitely going to go in. 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 how many Grammys or the amount of ratings you get on the album. I think that everyone loves music whether they love hip-hop, alternative, country. And if I could be involved in giving people any type of energy, advice in the studio, whether you're Beyonce, whether you're Taylor Swift, whether you're Jay Z, whether you're Beck, whoever, and they can be reciprocal with that -- I'd like to be involved with that."
Um, Can you imagine a Taylor/Kanye COLLAB?!
But, Back to Kanye calling the Grammys a joke. He compared the awards show to a broken clock. He said, "They're like a broke clock. They're right only twice a day."
Ryan asked him if he would attend the Grammys next year again, and Kanye didn't shoot the idea down ... but he does have some conditions. He says, "I will not go back until I sit with Neil, sit with Jimmy Jam, and fix the voting system to be more in accord with the popular votes."
Listen to Kanye West's full "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" interview below:
Photos: Getty Images