Beyonce is, reportedly, upset with Kanye West’s behavior. Imagine having someone verbally defend you on stage at major music award shows — not once, but twice — and not wanting (or needing) it. If you can, perhaps you can feel Bey’s pain.
The first time was at the VMA Music Video Awards in 2009 when West stormed the stage loudly proclaiming that Beyonce — not Taylor Swift — should have won the “Best Female Video of the Year” category.
Imma let you finish… but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time — one of the best videos of all time.
Now fast forward to the 2015 Grammy Awards show. After Prince hands Beck the Album of the Year Grammy for Morning Phase, Kanye walks to the stage as if he’s about the repeat the VMA scenario. But instead, he returns to his seat. Everyone, including Bey, thinks it’s a joke.
Unfortunately, a post-Grammy interview reveals the real deal. Once again, Kanye thought Beyonce should have won. This time, in the Album of the Year category.
Becks needs to respect artistry, and he should have given his award to Beyonce.
A source close to Beyonce and husband Jay-Z reportedly said Beyonce was embarrassed and was nowhere to be seen after the Grammys, which is when Kanye gave his explanatory interview.
The inside source said not only is Beyonce upset with Kanye, but she’s also angry with Jay-Z.
Beyonce’s pissed at Jay-Z for allowing Kimye so close to them.
Even those who aren’t Beyonce fans know her public image is a finely-crafted one. She pushes the limit in performances but is known for keeping a low profile when she’s not in performance mode.
Beyonce and her team have worked very hard to put out the exact image they want out there — it’s super-controlled and managed and manicured. So for Kanye to jump up on stage without it being planned or part of a discussion is exactly the type of drama Beyonce did not want with Kim and Kanye and the tabloid lives they live.
Another report states that she feels she’s been overexposed because of the incident, critiqued, compared to Beck, and called out for having numerous writers and producers on the self-titled Beyonce album.
It just sort of overexposed her for no reason and kind of diminished the pedestal she sits on. Jay is very loyal to Kanye, but it’s the Kim and Kanye drama that Bey has always requested they avoid. This isn’t a totally malicious or a big fight, more of an ‘I told you so’ from Bey to Jay.
It’s no secret that Kanye is going to do and say as he pleases, and there’s probably little anyone can do about it. According to him, he listened to the voices in his head that told him to interrupt Beck.
‘Kanye! Go do it!’ These were voices in my head. Then I just walked halfway up the stage. What I really wanted to do was joke around with what had happened before, but I didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he had to talk… so I just walked back down. It was kind of a joke, like the Grammys themselves.
Both Beyonce and Jay-Z stay out of the limelight, so it’s understandable that the singer would want to deflect unwanted attention.