38-year old super producer/rapper Kanye West has achieved just about everything an artist could hope for since releasing his debut album, The College Dropout, in 2004.
With 21-Grammy Awards under his belt and over 21 million albums sold worldwide, the G.O.O.D. Music CEO is still striving for more. His fledgling career as a designer is at the top of the list.
The only time Yeezus sometimes runs into trouble is when he lets his mouth dig him into a hole.
He’s still trying to live down the embarrassment of interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper almost let history repeat itself at the 2015 Grammy Awards when he temporarily invaded Beck’s space at the podium.
In both cases West was defending Beyonce. He felt Jay Z’s wife deserved the Best Female Video trophy over Swift and Album of the Year over Beck.
West later admitted he hadn’t even heard Beck’s album prior to the Grammys.
In a new interview with NME, the rapper clarified his position on Beck.
“I’m fine to apologize for inaccuracies,” Kanye said. “You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. I talked to Beck’s wife, and I think I had a point about Beyoncé’s album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry.”
In the same interview the “Jesus Walks” hit maker also defended himself.
“Isn’t it amazing that people are so constantly shocked by the commonly agreed-in truth? How much b******* 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,” he continued. “In this fight, in this struggle for beauty, in this struggle for awesomeness, in this struggle for fair play, in a manipulative field, there might be a couple of inaccuracies on my part. But far fewer than the inaccuracies of the current systems.”