DC101- But, Kanye did rant about Beck's win to anybody who would listen afterwards. He told E! "Beck needs to respect artistry" and the Grammy winner should give his award to Beyonce.
Now, Kanye is finally admitting he was wrong about Beck. The rapper tells the Sunday Times (quotes via NME) that he is apologizing:
"I'm fine to apologize for inaccuracies. You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. I talked to Beck's wife, and I think I had a point about Beyonce's album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry."
There are going to be people that claim this is too little, too late. That he should have retracted his statement shortly after the incident happened. To those people I say...
Laaaa La Lala, wait 'til I get my money right, Laaaa La Lala, then you can't tell me nothing right!
Clearly they don't know what it means to be a hard-headed, stubborn asshole. If there is anything that sucks more than apologizing when you are wrong it's being forced to apologize when you are wrong. That's why I respect Kanye for waiting until everyone quit talking about it before making amends for his wrongdoing. In a way, it actually means more that Kanye decided to apologize on his own volition. It's easy to say sorry when the whole world is telling you to say sorry. It's much harder to reflect upon your words and actually mean it. In fact, saying you were inaccurate is far more complimentary than saying sorry anyway. I have apologized for a lot of things that I didn't necessarily feel were completely erroneous. One time I called a chick a cunt at a Devils game. Yeah, I apologized. I apologized for saying the word 'cunt' in public, not for thinking that heifer in the Lundqvist shirt was anything other than a HARD 'C'. Most of the time 'sorry' just means 'I guess I shouldn't have said that out loud'. Kanye taking time out of his day from professing his own genius and picking baby names off a compass to say that Beck is an artist is like the nicest thing he has ever done for another human being and he didn't even have to be guilted into doing so. That's what we call progress.