(AllHipHop News) Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God sat down with media legend Larry King for an interview set to air this week. During the discussion, the co-host of Power 105’s The Breakfast Club was asked about Kanye West’s highly publicized criticism of Beck’s “Album of the Year” Grammy win over Beyoncé.
“It worked until I realized he actually was serious,” said CTG about Kanye’s on stage protest at the Grammys. “If you saw the after show he did on E!, he went into this whole rant about how Beck needed to respect Beyoncé’s artistry and give his award away to Beyoncé which I think is super wack. Because Kanye is calling for somebody to respect people’s artistry, but he doesn’t respect anybody else’s artistry.”
Kanye has since clarified his comments about Beck on multiple occasions. He told paparazzi in New York City that his “respect artistry” statement was meant to be directed at the Grammys, not Beck.
Ye later told Ryan Seacrest, “When I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck is one of the most respected artists and respects artistry.”
Charlamagne has also been critical of West in the past. In 2013, the Guy Code star and the “New Slaves” rapper got into a debate during an interview when Charlamagne chided Kanye on his complaints about corporations.
The two men also went back-and-forth after Kanye told Charlamagne to “shut the f**k up” at a concert in Pennsylvania. Charlamagne then responded by saying the Chicago native was acting like a “single, bitter b***h.”
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Watch Charlamagne Tha God’s interview segment on Kanye West/Beck below.