It’s been more than four months since Kanye West jokingly stormed the stage after Beck was awarded the Grammy Album of the Year and then not-so-jokingly questioned Beck’s artistry in a post-show interview. Though he issued a public apology in the immediate aftermath, West was again asked about the incident in a pre-Glastonbury interview with the UK’s Sunday Times.
While West still maintains Beyonce’s self-titled fifth LP should have won Album of the Year honors, his comments about Beck were “inaccurate.”
“I’m fine to apologize for inaccuracies,” West told the Sunday Times. “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.”
West, however, argued that the intense criticism he received was “bullshit,” as his opinion was “a mass opinion.” He explained, “Isn’t it amazing that people are so constantly shocked by the commonly agreed-in truth? How much bullshit are we in if, every single time I give not just my opinion, but a vast 80%, 90% opinion, I get into that much trouble? When the truth is a mass opinion. That’s not about accuracy, it’s the definition of truth.”