Although Kanye West was criticized by some following his near-interruption of Beck’s acceptance speech for Album Of The Year at the Grammys several weeks ago, one musician has come to the Chicago lyricist’s defense.
In addition to referring to ‘Ye as “a brilliant madman” and “a beautiful mess,” pop star Madonna stated that the rapper shouldn’t “go to awards shows looking for justice,” during her new cover story with Rolling Stone.
“Don’t go to awards shows looking for justice,” Madonna said. “That’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Just go and have fun. I never got too engaged with who wins awards or not, because I don’t honestly think it’s that important. So that part of him I can’t relate to. Like, what’s the point of fighting for somebody to … like, ‘This person should have got it?’… I think sometimes he takes things too seriously.”
With Kanye West serving as co-producer of several songs on her upcoming, Rebel Heart album, Madonna was able to offer her thoughts on Kanye as a person. She revealed that such an artist is needed in the music industry.
“It’s really hard to describe Kanye in one sentence, so I may have to use several,” she said during her Rolling Stone interview. “He’s a brilliant madman. He can’t help himself. Like, he doesn’t have the same filters other people have. He has to blurt things out – he’s always saying inappropriate stuff. But he also has brilliant ideas, if you can get him to pay attention long enough, working with him in the studio. He would come and go. He would drive me bonkers, because he’s got so many things going on in his life. And this seemed to be the theme of my record, working with people who can’t get off their phone, can’t stop tweeting, can’t focus and finish a song. It drove me crazy. But when they did pay attention, it was brilliant. I was, like, running around with a butterfly net. But I feel like the music business needs him, because everyone’s become so politically correct, so safe. I don’t always agree with the things he says or does – I don’t always like his music, even. But he’s a beautiful mess. I love him.”
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