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John Legend Clarifies His Defense Of Kanye West

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John Legend is taking to Instagram to apologize for comments he made about his friend Kanye West interrupting Beck’s acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards.

“I thought it was funny,” he initially told Us Weekly after the GRAMMYS. “It didn’t hurt anybody. Anybody who’s upset just needs to relax. It was funny.”

After being criticized for his remarks, Legend posted an image of Beck’s Morning Phase album cover, and posted this lengthy caption:

“I want to clarify my thoughts on Kanye’s actions at the Grammys on Sunday. First of all, Kanye is my friend. He believed in me years ago when very few did, and I wouldn’t be here without his support. That doesn’t mean we’ll agree on everything, but it does mean that I am grateful to him. And I also believe he is one of the most gifted people I’ve had the privilege of working with.

In my comments to US Weekly, I said that when Kanye walked up on stage, mimicking his interruption of Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech, then turned around as if he was just playing, most of the room including me saw this as funny, as a way of taking the piss out of himself for his infamous behavior several years ago.

When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that’s what I meant. I wasn’t referring to Kanye’s comments after the show which I have now seen and heard. I disagree with those comments. Beck is indeed a true artist’s artist. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, a creative and unique singer-songwriter whose music I have bought and enjoyed over the years. While his win may have been a surprise to many, it’s not because he’s not a great artist deserving of recognition. All of the other nominated artists, including Beyonce, are incredible in their own right, and arguments could be made for any of them deserving to win. This is not an objective process. It’s completely subjective, in fact. We can all debate who we thought should have won. But even if you didn’t vote for him, plenty of our colleagues in the music business did. These voters are all creators who love music and have dedicated their lives to it, and the plurality of them chose Beck as the Album of the Year. I respect their decision and congratulate Beck on this outstanding accomplishment.”

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  1. Angelina Waterlilly

    February 12, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Just take the L haha

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Janet Jackson Facetimed Teyana Taylor And It Was Epic … This Is How It Went Down!

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Dreams do come true, just ask Teyana Taylor.

Everyone knows that TT is the biggest Janet Jackson fan on the planet. She even mimicked her 1995 VMAs look at this year’s show.

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But we digress…

Taylor was on her way to see Jackson’s “State Of The World” tour when her flight got delayed and she missed the show. Naturally, she took to Twitter to express her disappointment.

And that’s when the most marvelous thing happened. Janet got wind of Teyana’s tweet and hit her up directly. Do y’all understand, JANET JACKSON FACETIMED TEYANA TAYLOR. This moments deserves all caps.

And of course, TT told Twitter about it.

Then, Ms. Nasty herself posted a photo just so we’d have receipts!

When they meet in person Teyana may pass out.

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