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Shortly after the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian appeared on E! News’ post-Grammy wrap-up show. The appearance created a stir on social media as it was Kanye’s first chance to speak his mind on Beck beating Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharrell, and Ed Sheeran for “Album of the Year.” “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,” Kanye told hosts Terrance Jenkins, Khloe Kardashian, Christina Milian and Zanna Roberts Rossi. “And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce.”

Beck, whose Morning Phase LP won “Album of the Year,” responded in an interview with US Magazine:

“I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody,” Beck said when asked how he felt about West crashing the stage. “How many great records has he put out in the last five years right?”

“I thought she was going to win. Come on, she’s Beyonce!” “You can’t please everybody, man,” he replied. “I still love him and think he’s genius. I aspire to do what he does.”

Watch the full 6-minute interview, including Kanye ripping off the E! logo on the mics below.

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“If they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. “Flawless” Beyoncé video….and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé, and at this point we tired of it!. Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music.

It’s disrespectful to inspiration, and we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work everyday….and listen to Beyoncé and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event, and they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, an artist, because they want a commercial advertising. No, we not playing with them no more.

And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and my clothing line, so I’m not gonna do nothing to put my daughter at risk. But I am here to fight for creativity, that’s the reason I didn’t say anything tonight.”

Video via CJ Zero.

Previously: Kanye West Almost Interrupts Beck’s ‘Album of the Year’ GRAMMYs Speech (Video)