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