Kanye West appeared on this morning’s broadcast of “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” to discuss the Grammys fiasco with Beck, working with Taylor Swift, and the launch of his Adidas shoe line.
Kanye told Seacrest him and Taylor Swift are planning to collaborate on music. “She wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in,” he said. “Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work.” And while addressing the stage rush during Beck’s acceptance speech, he said that the “voices in his head” told him to go on stage at the Grammys, but that he refrained from grabbing the microphone because he didn’t want to take away time from Beck’s acceptance speech. “Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game,” he said. “There’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way.” He said he misworded his comments and added: “Obviously Beck is one of the most respected artists, and respects artistry.”
The irony of things is Kanye told them that Taylor Swift approached him right after approaching the stage, “But Taylor Swift came up to me right afterwards, literally right afterwards, and tells me that I should have went on stage. This is the irony of my life.”
He called himself a “chiropractor,” and said he provides jolts of truths in these candid moments. “Everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being an asshole to everyone.”
You can listen to audio of the interview above.
Kanye West also said the Yeezy 750 Boost, his shoe line with Adidas, will launch tomorrow.
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) February 11, 2015