Controversy as Mr. West runs his mouth once again

Vanessa A. Munoz, Opinions Editor

The Grammy’s 2015 was filled with a lot of glitz and glamour as artists who normally out-do themselves and go to the extreme to get as much media coverage as possible, were actually at their best and had tamed their looks for the night.

The usual spectacle that is the Grammy’s would not have been complete without someone trying to turn it into the Source awards, and who was the brave artist? Kanye West.

So let’s talk about it: America’s new beef that’s going on between Kanye West and Beck. First what is up with Kanye’s obsession with Beyonce? The woman is married to someone else, and I do believe he is married to Kim Kardashian. Understanding why this man does the obnoxious, arrogant, and outlandish stunts that he does is honestly something only his shrink would know.

Everyone seemed to have a good laugh about Kanye’s actions because we all were hoping he was just kidding as he walked up toward the stage and just wanted to poke some fun. It wasn’t until his interview at the “E! After Party,” where he discussed his actions and reasons for them. During Beck’s acceptance speech for album of the year, Kanye took it upon himself to walk up to the stage and almost steal the spotlight. His reason? According to Mr. West, “Beck should respect artistry and given the award to Beyonce”.

Last I remembered, Beck is an actual musician who uses instruments and writes a majority of his songs himself, and Beyonce does not. The woman has amazing vocal skills but does not write majority of her own songs alone and does not produce the beats to the majority of her songs, yet Kanye felt compelled to compare the two?

This, of course, would not be Kanye’s first outburst onstage against an artist in defense for Beyonce.

I don’t know if any of you remember him doing the same thing to Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards back in 2009. There, of course, has been some skepticism on why he did what he did that night to Taylor Swift. Just as there is over his reasons to doing what he did over the weekend to Beck during his acceptance speech.

Beck went on to respond to Kanye’s actions by stating “I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody,” he replied, “ I thought she was going to win, come on, she’s Beyonce,” then Us Weekly also states, “and what about his diss that Beyonce is true artistry, and you’re not? ‘You can’t please everybody, man,’ he [Beck] replied. ‘I still love him [West] and think he’s a genius. I aspire to do what he does.’”

Of course, social media has been buzzing about this incident all week, while some have said Kanye’s actions were staged and just a hoax to stir up the media and awards show just for spectacle.

Either way, Beck handled an awkward situation that was highly uncalled for in a very respectable manner. While Kanye preached about respect yet shown none and has proven time and again that he lacks manners and respect himself. Gain your own perspective on what is right and wrong, because according to Kanye West, gallantry does not exist and respect is just a word. Word to the wise: Practice what you preach.