At the Grammys on Sunday night, Kanye made a joke out of threatening to snatch Beck’s mic when he won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase. After the show, Kanye went on the E! Network and said that he really wasn’t joking: “Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should’ve given his award to Beyoncé.” Plenty of people are annoyed at Kanye for this, and one of those people is Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson, Beck’s fellow ’90s alt-rock survivor. In an open letter on her Facebook page, Manson told Kanye that Beyoncé doesn’t need his help and called him a “twat.” It’s a fun read! Check it out below.
Dear Kanye West
It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry.
You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.
You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt.
In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own.
Grow up and stop throwing your toys around.
You are making yourself look like a complete twat.
Ps.I am pretty certain Beyonce doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.
(via Manson’s Facebook)
She really poured her misery down on him!