Beck on Kanye's Grammy speech interruption: 'I still love him and think he's genius'

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Beck on Kanye's Grammy speech interruption: 'I still love him and think he's genius'
Beck doesn’t have any hard feelings after his Grammy win for Album of the Year was overshadowed by Kanye West after he rushed on stage. INSIDE EDITION spoke to Beck at the Universal Music Group after party. 'I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody,' Beck explained.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck attends the Universal Music Group 2015 Post GRAMMY Party at The Theatre Ace Hotel Downtown LA on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck (R) and his wife, actress Marissa Ribisi, attend the Universal Music Group 2015 Post GRAMMY Party at The Theatre Ace Hotel Downtown LA on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck accepts the Best Rock Album award for 'Morning Phase' from NFL player Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck (R) and his guest attend the Universal Music Group 2015 Post GRAMMY Party at The Theatre Ace Hotel Downtown LA on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Musician Beck (L) and actress Marissa Ribisi arrive at the Universal Music Group Post Grammy Party presented by American Airlines and Citi at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck accepts an award onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck with his producers speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck accepts the Best Rock Album award for 'Morning Phase' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck (2nd L) accepts Album of the Year for 'Morning Phase' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck (R) accepts the Album of the Year award for 'Morning Phase' from musician Prince onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck and Marissa Ribisi attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Beck (L) and Chris Martin perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck accepts the Best Rock Album award for 'Morning Phase' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Beck performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Beck (L) and Chris Martin perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artists Beck (L) and Chris Martin perform 'Heart Is a Drum' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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Even Beck thinks Kanye West's joke about storming the stage when the "Devils Haircut" singer surprisingly won Album of the Year over the likes of Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Beyonce was funny.

"I was so excited he was coming up!" the 44-year-old singer-songwriter told reporters after the show about the scene-stealing moment. "He deserves to be on that stage. How many great records has he put out in the last five years, right?"

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However, the respect wasn't entirely mutual, as the 37-year-old rapper wasn't shy about sharing his thoughts that Beyonce should have taken home the coveted GRAMMY.

"Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé, and at this point, we tired of it," he heatedly told E! News after the show. "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. ... Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you're disrespectful to inspiration."

Even Beck was surprised about his GRAMMY win when ET caught up with him at the Universal GRAMMY after-party.

"I don't believe it!" he told ET. "The artists in that category are formidable and they all do things I could never do, even in 100 years. "I have worked with Pharrell, there's no one else who does what he does. I thought Beyonce was going to win!"

"You can't please everybody, man," he later told reporters about Kanye's diss. "I still love him and think he's genius. I aspire to do what he does."

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