Kanye: Beck Must 'Respect Artistry' and Give His Grammy to Beyoncé

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If you've been wondering what was going through Kanye West's mind when he rushed the stage after Beck won Album of the Year over Beyoncé at the Grammys last night, prepare to be sated because 'Ye's going to tell us all about it.


"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," West told E! after the show. "And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should've given his award to Beyonce."

He continued:

"Because when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you're disrespectful to inspiration and we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyonce album and they feel like it takes them to another place."

As to why he didn't do a full repeat of the infamous 2009 Taylor Swift interruption (the one that launched thousands of "Imma let you finish" memes), West says he kept it in check for his kid...and fashion:

"I got my wife, I got my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I'm not going to do nothing to put my daughter at risk — but I am here to fight for creativity. That's the reason why I didn't say anything tonight. But you all know when it meant when 'Ye walked on that stage."

On a scale of Jay Z's face to Beyoncé's face, how do Kanye's words make you feel?


[ Billboard/US Weekly]

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Bruce Jenner has issued a statement to the friends and family of the woman who was killed when Jenner, driving SUV, accidentally caused a pile up that pushed her Prius into oncoming traffic.

"My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident," Jenner told E! "It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible." [ E! Online]


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A judge has ordered non-famous person Jordan Dillard to stay 100 ft. away from Ellen Page's property after Dillard, while Page was away, moved into her car port and set up camp.

According to TMZ, Page " claims she wasn't aware he was living large by her car until Tuesday...when Dillard repeatedly knocked on her windows and tried to bust in through her front door. Page says Dillard told police...she's a 'nice' person who wouldn't mind him squatting on her property." [TMZ]


  • Guiliana Rancic and Maria Menounos are battling over who gets to be the Least Bearable on the E! red carpet. Regardless of who comes out on top, America is the real loser here. [THG]
  • Congratulations to The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach who is engaged to and expecting a baby with girlfriend Jen Goodall. [People]
  • Amanda Bynes reportedly owes $16,000 in legal bills. [E! Online]
  • Presenting: Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry's boobs! [POPSUGAR]
  • Taylor Swift and Kanye West have seemingly made amends or, at the very least, got to a point where they can stand having a photo taken together. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Anna Duggar tweeted about Black History Month and it went exactly how you'd expect it to (very badly). [Radar]
  • Eeee! Rihanna and Blue Ivy! [POPSUGAR]

Taylor Swift is Monday and we are all Pharrell:


Photos via screengrab, AP.



I won first prize in the 3rd grade "Reflections" arts contest for a really nice pastel sketch I did of my mom's Christmas cactus. Should I....send that ribbon onto Beyonce out of respect for art? Or do I get to keep it?