Kanye West Thinks Taylor Swift Didn't Deserve Grammy

October 22, 2010 06:37:38 GMT

Beside Taylor Swift, musicians like Dixie Chicks, Ray Charles and Herbie Hancock also should not win Grammys, Kanye West says.

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Despite repeatedly apologizing to Taylor Swift, Kanye West slams the country music singer once again. After publicly telling fans in last year's live television broadcast that she didn't deserve Best Female Video from Video Music Awards, now he says she was not good enough for a Grammy either.

Beside criticizing Swift, the outspoken rapper also hits three other Grammy-winning acts. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, he stated, "Where's our instant replay clock? Why are the last four Albums of the Year: Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Ray Charles and Herbie Hancock? Like, you know, with all due respect...that's inaccurate."

The question raised following his harsh statement is who should have won the Golden Gramophones then. He has several names and lets it slip, "It's like 'SexyBack' - you know what I'm saying? Like [Justin Timberlake's] 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', Gnarls Barkley. How about Usher - 'Confessions'? How about albums that sold 10 million?"

Quizzed about why he is bothered with those awards shows, Kanye answered, "Because they have to take responsibility, because they mean something to us." He went on, "Little kids, 6 years [old], that are singing in front of the mirror. They're also thinking about their Grammy speech; they're thinking about when there will be a VMA so these people, whoever run them... they have to take some responsibility to say what really happened in culture this year because we're marking it down."

That's why he tended to crash the stage instead of sitting quietly in the audience seat. "I can't just see it happen over and over, for years and years and years. So if they're going to do something to change or just make it make a little sense - get it a little bit closer to making a little bit of sense, then I can sit through it, but I'm sorry I have conviction," he shared.

Although he may have issues with some of the prize-giving events, that won't stop him from performing. Last summer, he returned to the stage of VMAs just a year after the infamous stage crash which earned him negative publicity from the media. "I can't hold that back from people if they want to let me perform," he said.


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posted by mae on Oct 31, 2010
KANYE WEST SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by KanyeneedstoretireAS on Oct 30, 2010
Obviously, since Kanye feels that making petty jabs at the fairly new artist who is very popular and winning more awards than Kanye has his whole life is necessary, he might want to be stop being in the public spotlight and stop trashing other artists just because no one likes him. The winner of these awards is the one who got the most votes, so you need to suck it up and deal with it. He is carrying on like a child, and I feel bad even comparing him to a child, because that is what children do, but a grown man should not be acting this way.
posted by ILOVETAYLORSWIFT on Oct 30, 2010
Taylor Swift is too sweet to say it, but Kanye West is a douchebag. His new song "Runaway" where he wants to toast to the scumbags; he better pour a glass of champagne and toast to himself, because he is a scumbag and I will never support anything he does. I have no sympathy for him and he is getting what he deserves; no awards. Ha
posted by Kanye sucks on Oct 30, 2010
posted by Idonotlikekanye on Oct 30, 2010
Kanye needs to grow up and realize that everything is not going to go his way. Everytime a Kanye song comes on the radio, I immediately have to turn it off because he has just turned into this hateful person. If Taylor Swift is winning so many Grammys and other awards, that should tell him that she is loved worldwide because she is a talened singer who can get her point across without mentioning sex, drugs and without the use of profanity, unlike Kanye. He could take some lessons from Taylor on how to act mature instead of like a 5 year old.
posted by He has a great point on Oct 30, 2010
Kanye is right to an extent. His ideals are very correct except when it comes to Ray Charles. If I recall correctly, he died that year and the organization did that more in honoring his memory . If he were to challenge the persons who decide upon the winners of the Grammys and/or join them in their decision making process then head way can be made. ( and please no one never ever again even think of comparing Taylor Swift to Carly Simon or Stevie Nicks. Those are real female musicians. Not a cockie cutter country-pop princess. )
posted by michael on Oct 25, 2010
He's right, the Grammys have been going in a pro-"country" direction for the last few years, and not looking at the best product of music whatever it maybe. Does that mean he has to hit the stage when another country chick wins album of the year? (Probably not) but should he be outraged at the all the hype this "Safe and Mundane" Carly Simon wannabe's album is getting, yeah.
posted by what a jerk on Oct 24, 2010
I like Ray Charles and the Dixie Chicks. The Dixie Chicks have some sweet and soul searching tunes, in fact their songs "Not Ready to Make Nice" and "Wide Open Spaces" are American classics by their own virtues.
posted by I\'m With Kanye. on Oct 24, 2010
A few of you may think he's being a douche for saying that. This is due to your ignorance of what he is saying. He wasn't referring to himself. He could care less if he gets an award or not, but he wants people who have worked hard for a long time to get it and such. I'm going to say one thing about Taylor. All her music sounds the same and it is mediocre but it is not amazing. She only can sing about what is in her "fantasy world" where everything is perfect. Other artists, like the ones Kanye mentioned, sing about real life. Those people deserve the award, as they have been working hard. They don't have to be in one genre (Rap, RnB, Pop) but many different ones. Also, what is with the old artists getting Album Of The Year nominations... As He's Right said, Out of touch and old voters. Kanye may be a bit too outspoken, but he's right.
posted by Mike on Oct 23, 2010
Taylor Swift is one of the worst singers I've ever heard. Has anyone ever seen her sing live? The only reason she won that Grammy is because Kanye gave her a hard time at MTV. The Grammy producers knew it would give them good ratings to hand it to her. It was a total publicity stunt. She's far more untalented than Kanye, and I don't even like Kanye. So yes, I guess Kanye is right.
posted by Rock Quarry on Oct 22, 2010
Kanye is, has been and always will be a loser. Anyone who, according to him, dreams of awards and that awards are important to them, is not a true artist. A real artist cares about music, acting, painting... they don't care about awards. If you care about winning awardsm then you really just want the publicity and perks that come with it.
posted by Mr Always Right on Oct 22, 2010
posted by kayne is not right on Oct 22, 2010
Its his personal opinion that she doesn't deserve it.....I thought by being an adult an apologizing was to move on to be a healthy person. He takes one step forward three steps back. A lot of people love Taylor. It can't always be a rap or RB to win. Plus the grammies have a system they work on. Instead of being mean go to the Grammy committee and raise your voice of concern instead of bashing a 19 year old every chance you get.
posted by Kanyes Right on Oct 22, 2010
Yeah, Kanye is right. And those of you who say that he's a sore loser....LISTEN TO THE FUCKING INTERVIEW!!! He's not talking about himself, hes talking about Justin, Gnarls Barkley, other artists that were way more prominent and affected more lives than the ones that won.
posted by Napoleon on Oct 22, 2010
Honestly the man ahs a point...Swift's career is as manufactured as anything ever. Album of the Year? bollocks! The Grammy must be honst and not lie to the public. Thanks Kanye for being real and honest. SIDEBAR: Knaye West has FOURTEEN GRAMMY AWARDS...I think he has earned the right.
posted by SaraK21 on Oct 22, 2010
Pathetic is the perfect word. She works hard at what she does; Just as hard as Kanye. So the question for Him is do You think You deserve all the Grammies, awards, etc You have won or been nominated for? What makes you so much better than Taylor Swift?
posted by Lisa on Oct 22, 2010
At some points Kanye has a point but he should not interfer with taylor swift! people like her so what and if she deserves it than maybe she does so fuck off kanye
posted by jasmine on Oct 22, 2010
someday that idiot douche of a bag should learn that his own personal opinion does NOT matter in these decisions and that if he's such a soreloser, then he should just admit it instead of saying others don't deserve it. No, they DO deserve it, and the ONLY reason you didn't win, is cause YOU don't deserve it! I kinda pity him.... sigh, he's such a pathetic person.
posted by He\'s Right on Oct 22, 2010
Say what you want, but Kanye is right. Taylor Swift is a very mediocre talent. Awarding album of the year to Dixie Chicks, Ray Charles, etc., really shows how old and out of touch Grammy voters are. Having said that, you never take an award from a winner while they are on stage. That was uncalled for, even if you have a point about who should be winning.

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