Kanye to Beck: 'I'm Sorry'

Rapper is apparently on an apology kick
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Kanye to Beck: 'I'm Sorry'
Kanye West arrives at the memorial service for Louise Wilson, a British professor of fashion design, held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Feb. 20, 2015.   (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)

Is Kanye West perhaps actually admitting he was wrong? The rapper made headlines (and enemies) when he almost interrupted Beck's Grammys acceptance speech and later explained that Beyonce should have won, but it seems he's seen the error of his ways, the New York Post reports. "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I'm sorry Beck," West tweeted yesterday. Apparently on a self-reflection kick, he continued, "I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist" before asking Mars to sing a hook on a song he produced. The apologies came after what Rolling Stone calls an "emotional" BBC interview in which interviewer Zane Lowe asked him about the comments he made about Beck vs. Beyonce after the awards show.

But the emotional part was related to his comments on a dead fashion design professor; the Guardian notes West seemed "unrepentant" when discussing the Grammys, ranting, "A broke clock is right twice a day, and the Grammys are so twice a day. What do you do those other times? If you had an assistant that could only give you the right time twice a day, at a certain point you'd want to fire that assistant. The Grammys are not the pinnacle, they're an assistant. Us, as musicians, we're the pinnacle." West also addressed the Beck fiasco during an interview last week with the Breakfast Club radio show, the Post notes. He admitted he hadn't actually listened to Beck's album before the Grammys, but said that afterward—while eating dinner with Taylor Swift, no less—he listened to some and said, "Man, this is kinda good!" He told the radio show he got Beck's phone number and "was supposed to call, but I keep forgetting." (West earlier claimed the "voices in his head" told him to storm the stage.)

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