Tuesday, February 10, 2015

John Legend Speaks On Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Becks Grammys Win

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John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen have become close to the Wests in recent months since the latter couple's wedding. With Jay Z and Beyonce keeping their distance from Kanye and Kim, the two have bonded with model Chrissy and Legend.

The two couple have attended each other's birthdays and went on double dates too. Now, John Legend has opened up on the love he sees between Kanye and Kim Kardashian,

"They love each other and they complement each other well. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It matters how you and your partner are in your relationship and if you build each other up and make each other feel good.

If you have kids, if you're good parents for your kids. So as long as they're doing that then they'll be fine."

The singer also commented on Kanye's prank of rushing the Grammys stage after Beck won Album of the year.

"I thought it was funny. I looked at it as just a funny thing that people were going to talk about. It didn't hurt anybody. Anybody who's upset just needs to relax. It was funny."

"Beck won his award fair and square. Beck is super talented and I have several of his albums and I've listened to him for a long time. I think people were surprised that he won but that doesn't mean he's not deserving, that just means people thought other people were going to win too."

John Legend later explained fully what he meant on Instagram;

I want to clarify my thoughts on Kanye’s actions at the Grammys on Sunday. First of all, Kanye is my friend. He believed in me years ago when very few did, and I wouldn’t be here without his support. That doesn’t mean we’ll agree on everything, but it does mean that I am grateful to him. And I also believe he is one of the most gifted people I’ve had the privilege of working with.

In my comments to US Weekly, I said that when Kanye walked up on stage, mimicking his interruption of Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech, then turned around as if he was just playing, most of the room including me saw this as funny, as a way of taking the piss out of himself for his infamous behavior several years ago.

When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that’s what I meant. I wasn’t referring to Kanye’s comments after the show which I have now seen and heard. I disagree with those comments. Beck is indeed a true artist’s artist. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, a creative and unique singer-songwriter whose music I have bought and enjoyed over the years. While his win may have been a surprise to many, it’s not because he’s not a great artist deserving of recognition.

All of the other nominated artists, including Beyonce, are incredible in their own right, and arguments could be made for any of them deserving to win. This is not an objective process. It’s completely subjective, in fact. We can all debate who we thought should have won. But even if you didn’t vote for him, plenty of our colleagues in the music business did.

These voters are all creators who love music and have dedicated their lives to it, and the plurality of them chose Beck as the Album of the Year. I respect their decision and congratulate Beck on this outstanding accomplishment.

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