Shirley Manson Calls Out Kanye West for Slamming Beck After the GRAMMYs

by Zach Seemayer 7:00 PM PST, February 09, 2015
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Shirley Manson isn't in the mood for Kanye being Kanye.

The Scottish singer-songwriter, best known for fronting the alt-rock band Garbage, took to Facebook on Monday where she blasted the Yeezus singer for slamming Beck after the GRAMMYs.

"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," Manson wrote in the post.

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When Beck won the Beck won Album of the Year for his 2014 record Morning Phase, Kanye jokingly stormed the stage, recreating his infamous "I’mma let you finish" moment from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.


However, Kanye didn't seem to be joking when he railed against Beck's win while talking to E! after the GRAMMYs.

"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. And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should've given his award to Beyoncé," Kanye said. "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."

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It was this rant that Manson attacked online.

"You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt," Manson's post continued. "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. P.S: 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."

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To Beck's credit, he seemed to take the whole thing is stride, telling reporters, "You can't please everybody, man… I still love him and think he's genius. I aspire to do what he does."

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