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Was Kanye Just Joking with Beck? Backstage He Goes Off! (Watch)



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Well damn, he did it again. Sorta.

By now you’re aware of Kanye West stepping to the stage Sunday night at the Grammy Awards when Beck won Album of the Year over Beyonce and kinda freaked the winner out. But he didn’t do a full Taylor Swift and left the stage. After all, he was just funnin’. Or was he?

We ask because backstage it didn’t seem as if his trip to the stage was a joke after all because he took the opportunity to go in on the man who won over Beyonce and the Grammys themselves for overlooking her … all in the name of “artistry.”

“Beck needs to respect artistry, he should’ve given his award to Beyonce,” said Kanye in an interview with E! Online. He added: “I just know that 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,” he said. “We tired of it. When you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft, and slapping people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music – you’re disrespectful to inspiration.”

Kanye explained that he didn’t say anything on the show because he did not want to put his family or “clothing line” at risk, but added: “I’m going to fight for creativity.”

Watch the video:

Watch Kanye’s trip to the stage and back when Beck won. Also watch the reactions from Jay Z and Beyonce:



  1. babycakes

    February 9, 2015 at 6:24 am

    REALLY KANYE??? you were possibly going to that stunt again??? Kanye ranting is getting old and tired now Let it go!!! I like Beyonce but I am sorry this last CD was not her best IMO!! and I did not buy it and So What she did not win Album of the year she won 3 other grammys to add to her collection, the Cd was not worthy of a grammy win Kanye rides so hard for Beyonce!! Dang!!

  2. Lady T

    February 9, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Beyonce did not seem upset !! so Why is Kanye tripping???

  3. NYCsoul

    February 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I haven’t watched the Grammys in years because to me, music has gotten boring and repetitive. Kanye’s classless act is another reason not to watch stupidity. Really??? He knows it wasn’t about any damn ‘art’ but more about him, himself and he.

  4. nightshift

    February 9, 2015 at 8:12 am

    NYCSoul, I totally agree, I haven’t watched in decades. The man-child is right, he,, jz and beyondme DO inspire me. . . . .when I hear their voices, I am inspired to leap up and over anything in my way, to turn them OFF!!! I never really grasped the “nails-on-the-chalkboard” feeling, until they hit the airwaves.

    • rj

      February 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      thank you and NYCsoul for having the clarity … I think kanye has proven for years that he is psychologically disturbed … a monumental feat of music … right … we know better than that … all the true vocalists out there who have never won anything … I haven’t seen the grammys in years because of their shift to fan club recognition, not best vocals – kanye is delusional and if any of the people whose feel he’s licking really cared about him they’d tell him it wasn’t even cool the first time … or funny … now looks like the people behind the rings he’s kissing are laughing at him … sick of him and his fake, talent-lacking cohorts; they should just be glad people who wasted their money glorifying them have made them rich for nothing in return and just be quiet …

      • rj

        February 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

        typo: that should have said whose feet he’s licking …

      • NYCsoul

        February 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

        Nightshift and rj: I just listen to the classic soul school and all is right with the world. Real singing. Real passion. Real Desire. Intelligent lyrics. Everything that black music used to be is not that way now. I’m not saying that there wasn’t music that didn’t suck but hell, the good stuff outweighed the bad stuff. There was balance. Now, because the big labels like Columbia, BMI, etc. took over the distribution of black music in 70s and 80s, it drove out independent record labels out of business. What constitutes as ‘independent’ nowadays is tied to the big record label and lot of them are at the mercy of these labels to sell an image (not music). That’s the reason why today’s artists are successful: dumb down culture + music equals mediocre pop culture and music.

        • kates1221

          February 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

          You have 100% hit the nail on the head. It’s been years since I’ve listened to the sewage they call music these days.

        • rj

          February 9, 2015 at 11:43 pm

          all true – I enjoy the crackle and pop of my original vinyl from the glory days, some on cassette, the rest I have found remastered for CD, cost me a pretty penny to be such a music lover and replace everything I wanted to hear without distortion because what’s out nowadays just does not measure up – sad how nowadays it is more like you said, the labels are about sales before talent, we’re looking at the dumb-down version, kanye is their poster child, and he needs to be quiet and wait until one of his buddies does some grammy-worthy stuff that didn’t get awards; so far it’s the other way around, they show up and grab a bunch of grammys, ain’t done jack … and if there’s a case, who wants to listen to him, he’s a nut …I’ll stay with my ol skool forever …

  5. Taurusingr

    February 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

    You know….as KRA as he presents his argument?, he “does” have a GOOD argument. What they do in music, is the saaaaame BS they do in…”film” i.e…””Selma/boycott/disrespect Black artist”! I just wish dude would grow up & calmly…rationally….respectfully articulate this POV/position that does need to be addressed! The shyt IS rigged & errybawdy knoooooooows it! And even though some may not care for “the way” it’s addressed?, doesn’t mean that what’s “being” addressed is….BS. What “We” have to do is….SGAF about getting “YT’s” approval, & VALUE OUR OWN….more! And….get/make these so called “leaders” address the fact that, the contracts given TO Bladks are NEVer the same hook up “White” artist get! Bottom line….”racism” is all across the fkn board!!! And as long as mofos pretend they don’t see it?, the shyt will continue to show UP…..all across the fkn board, in EVERY game there is! TJBT!

    • t

      February 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

      I got to agree with you. Racism is alive and well. A lot of these Black Artist has seen it. So there is two sides to every story. You see the young lady who sang Precious Lord in Selma film did not sing it at the Grammy. They had Beyonce sing it. and the young lady was there. But two of the people that sang track on Selma film did sing. Kanye had a right to speak out. And keep speaking out for RIGHT.

      • Taurusingr

        February 9, 2015 at 11:13 am

        Yep! ! And yo….”IT NEVER DIED”!!! Good lookin ‘on the …co-sign! >

      • rj

        February 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        let me see if I got this right: the lady who sang ‘Precious Lord’ in ‘Selma’ was there at the grammys and, instead of giving it to her to sing, they gave it to who? – okay, maybe the lady was really under the weather and it involved her vocal cords AND Jennifer Hudson was not there to sing it, or refused – nothing else would make sense – I know not to bother with the grammys, doing stupid stuff like that …

    • NYCsoul

      February 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      But problem here is that this has been going on since the Grammys were created in 1959. Black people suffer from amnesia and forget history. What Kanye saying is nothing new but the way he delivers the message makes him look like a total ass. Instead of him using his leverage to help other people out, he’s too busy whining about why his ‘friends’ didn’t get yt’s awards. With all the money that he, bey and Jay Z have, they are more interested in ‘self’ than doing anything for black folk. His point would be valid if he was actually supporting organizations like the R&B Foundation or something like that. Better yet, why DOES he go the Grammys if it bothers him how black singers are treated? All that talking is just that: talk.

      • Taurusingr

        February 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm

        Yo…..I am THE 1st to call a sambo a sambo, no matter WTH it is, ok!?? But I ask… we know K-man “ISN’T” contributing/supporting orgs. like you mentioned!?? And also…just b/c these people he defends “are” his friends?, doesn’t mean that his defense is “without”….merit!! Now hey hey hey haaaaaaaay!!!, I know this negro is “crazy as cat shyt”!, ahiiiiiiight!? But isn’t interesting that NON of the so called “sane” are NOT saying a GD thaaaaaaang!!?? And so?…..the shyt continues. SMGDHATBS!

  6. Paula

    February 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Kanye is mentally ill and arrogant.

  7. Tlf cuzins

    February 9, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I think it was funny as I believed it was in good fun, he laughed and walked off stage. Heard the rant thereafter, a little sickening. There are so many talented singers and artists – the Grammys acknowledges that- it’s not a fan based vote. Will admit they do go hard with 1 -2 artists but ok. I am a huge Kanye fan, but do I think HE should win everything NO – do I feel he should be given passes ABSOLUTELY NOT, and with that said, Bey, Jay, and Kim is only beloved in such a way only by Kayne –
    I’d rather eat my own eyes before I see anyone win because everyone is scared to go against them or be truthful and say your song / album/ real talk, talent/ vocals, just didn’t stand up to…… — Kanye stop it- they will play you every chance given – watch reaction to ur stunts- all on Internet

    • Taurusingr

      February 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Well….I agree with most of your post BUT!!! ..unfortunately reality reflects that….it “IS” a “popularity contest”, b/c apparently?, it’s about…which “WHITE” artist is the most popular in a category (instead of “the BEST” artist, no matter WHAT ethnicity!!) among the…”majority WHITE” academy, that votes for the winners of this award! And that racism/favoritism is as blatant as…”the sky is blue on a clear day”!! And also?, it seems that “Black” art isn’t appreciated unless it’s a “watered down weak version OF it, being performed by a “WHITE” artist! So…when the smoke clears?, it’s a “White co-opt/popularity” contest, instead of the “respect for the art” award. The antithesis of diversion & respect for art AND people….other than “Caucasians”. Sheeeeeeit ….the should just stop BStn?, & announce….”and now, the most favorite Caucasian in this category is”?????? C/z beit movies OR music, that’s all the fk it comes down to. “BOOM”! TJBT!

  8. Dr. Truth

    February 10, 2015 at 4:19 am

    There are more fools here than Kanye. It was obviously a joke. How STUPID can you be? And Oh!! I agree with him about Bey’s cd. It’s sad that “insecure” women (and men) have been on a mission to shoot her down. The grill is flawless and she can sing and she did her thing……

    • Taurusingr

      February 10, 2015 at 7:43 am

      UuuuuuuuuuuuuuHUH!!!!!! >

    • Taurusingr

      February 10, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Ps….Buuuuuut just to be clear?, the majority of posts were regarding his rant in one of the video clips in which he WASN’T “joking”, about the disrespect “Our” artist receive. So….check dat out?, & bring it back a lil. Chuuuuuch!

  9. timmdogg

    February 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    This brother needs to sit his arse down! He should have been upset with that horrible album that he released a few years ago… Sheezus! Like the singer from the band, Garbage stated – Beyonce can handle her OWN situations and don’t need him to make a debacle out of anything. This guys is so blessed to have millions of dollars and live a lavished lifestyle – yet he is constantly crying and whining about things that aren’t remotely important! Instead of complaining about Beck – he should have been touting about why his wife decides to do such a sleazy ad campaign while being a new mother to their child. Their kid is the one that is going to be traumatized when she grows up over her mom’s sex tape with Ray J. and her fathers childish antics at several award shows! Grow up man and enjoy your fame and money and leave the antics for Madonna and The Kardashian clan!!!!

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Memorable December 2s for Michael, Mariah, Cooke, Jay-Z, Birdsong, Temptations, Odetta & More [EUR Video Throwback]




Michael Jackson on the set of Thriller

*Oh where to begin with you, December two? This day saw some eventful things happen within R&B and hip hop, so settle in as we go through them in chronological order from the eldest to the most recent.

Dec 2, 1957: Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me,” written by his brother, Charles “LC” Cooke, hits No. 1 for the first of three weeks. Cooke was signed to gospel label Specialty Records when his producer, Bumps Blackwell, brought this song to label owner Art Rupe. Rupe was unwilling to include the choir on the track fearing they were too secular and would alienate the label’s gospel fans. According to Songfacts, Rube offered Cooke a release from his contract in exchange for outstanding royalties. The song was passed on to the Keen label where it eventually sold over 2 million copies.

Dec. 2, 1969: The Rolling Stones, en route to what would be their deadly Dec. 6 concert at the Altamont Speedway in Northern, CA, make a pit stop at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama where they recorded “Brown Sugar.” The lyrics are clearly about enslaved women from Africa who were sold in New Orleans and raped by their white masters. But the chorus appears as if the song is just Mick Jagger’s mindless ode to interracial sex. Here’s what he had to say about the verses in 1995.

“God knows what I’m on about on that song. It’s such a mishmash. All the nasty subjects in one go. […] I never would write that song now. I would probably censor myself. I’d think, ‘Oh God, I can’t. I’ve got to stop. I can’t just write raw like that.'”

The chorus was inspired by the group’s African American background singer, and Jagger’s one-time girlfriend, Claudia Lennear.

Dec. 2, 1969: While the Stones were in Alabama trivializing the rape of Black women in bondage, Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes was being kidnapped in Los Angeles. As the story goes, she was approached by a knife-wielding maintenance man at her apartment building as she returned home with her then-boyfriend (later husband) Charles Hewlett and their friend, Howard Meek. The man forced her to tie up the two men, then walked her downstairs into her car. As the vehicle was moving, Birdsong managed to unlock the door and jump out onto the highway in Long Beach. She was treated and released from the hospital for minor knife wounds and abrasions. The maintenance man, Charles Collier, contacted police four days later and turned himself in. More details are in this newspaper article of Collier’s arrest:

Dec. 2, 1972: The Temptations single “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” hit No. 1 on this date with a marathon running time of 6 minutes and 58 seconds, and that was the scaled down version. The album version came in at 11:46. Motown split the track in two for the single release: the A-side was the 6:58 “vocal” version and the B-side, at 4:49, was dubbed “instrumental.” The A-side, although bifurcated, is still among the longest chart-toppers in Hot 100 history. (Don McLean’s “American Pie” was the only longer song of 1972, clocking in at 8:33.)

Below is an even shorter 4-minute version for the Temps’ 1972 performance on “Soul Train.”

Dec. 2, 1983: Michael Jackson’s 14-minute “Thriller” video debuts on MTV. Directed by John Landis, the video held the door open for Black acts to be played on the cable channel after years of resistance. Network brass had insisted that MTV be reserved strictly for rock acts. Jackson’s record label CBS basically told them, “If you don’t play Michael’s videos, you won’t get videos from any of our artists,” which at the time included MTV staples Rolling Stones, Kansas, Frank Zappa, The Clash and more.


Dec. 2, 1995:  “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men, hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stays there for a record 16 weeks. The record stood for the next 24 years with “Despacito” tying the 16-week run in 2017. Last year, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” took the crown when it spent its 17th week at No. 1 on Aug. 3, 2019. Carey and Boys II Men’s Nathan Morris penned “One Sweet Day” together. Carey was writing about her pain over the death of David Cole, the co-writer and co-producer of C+C Music Factory. Morris was writing a similar ode to their road manager Kahlil Roundtree, who had just been shot and killed following a dispute with a promoter. Morris said in the book “Chicken Soup For the Soul: The Story Behind The Song” that Roundtree was “like a surrogate father on the road. Our parents trusted him to handle everything, including us, which he did very well.”

Regarding “One Sweet Day,” Morris continued: “We got a call from Tommy Mottola asking if we’d be interested in doing a duet with Mariah Carey. We went to the studio she was recording in at the Hit Factory in New York, to hear the song they had in mind. She played us the melody and the hook, and it was amazing. It was almost the same song I was writing. I told her that I was working on a song with a similar melody and, while the lyrics were, of course, different, the premise was the same. They complemented each other. I sang to her the melody and lyrics of what I had written, and we merged the two. We switched things around to make them work and wrote it that day. The other guys in the group filled in the holes to complete it.

“We came back to the studio to record it a week or so later and we only had a few hours to do everything, since we squeezed this in between dates on tour. The photo on the album cover was shot in the elevator on the way up to the studio and the video was shot during the recording session, all in those few hours that day.”

Dec. 2, 1999: This is the night that Jay-Z’s career nearly ended when he stabbed record executive Lance “Un” Rivera during a party at Manhattan’s Kit Kat Klub. Hov thought that Rivera bootlegged his album “Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter” and took matters into his own hands, literally. Rivera, the CEO and co-founder of Untertainment with Notorious B.I.G., was treated at New York’s St. Vincent Hospital for wounds to his shoulder and abdomen. Jay-Z would turn himself into the NYPD Midtown South Precinct in Manhattan where he was charged with felony assault in the second degree. His bail was $50,000 and he was out within a few hours. It’s widely assumed that “Un” gave Jay-Z’s name to police investigating the incident. The rapper was facing a 15-year prison sentence if convicted. He proclaimed his innocence and was looking forward to his day in court. But after watching the obscene media attention given to similar court cases at the time involving Sean “Puffy” Combs and Shyne, Jay decided to take a plea deal that involved just 3 years probation.

Dec. 2, 2008: Blues legend Odetta Holmes, known professionally by just her first name, died of heart disease on this day at age 77. Known as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” Odetta was a vital force in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, and influenced key artists in the genre, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin.

Time magazine placed her recording of “Take This Hammer” on its list of the 100 Greatest Popular Songs, stating that “Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music.”

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Michael Rainey, Jr. (‘Power Book II: Ghost’) Visits ‘The Real’ – Says 2020 is His Best Year Yet! / WATCH



Michael Rainey Jr (the real)
Michael Rainey Jr (the real)

Michael Rainey Jr. and The Real crew

*On Wednesday, Dec. 2, on “The Real,” Michael Rainey, Jr. drops in to chat about Power Book II: Ghost and why 2020 may actually have been his best year yet!

Also, Ricardo Chavira visits to talk about his role as Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father, in Selena: The Series, on Netflix. He also explains his initial hesitation in taking the part.

And co-host Garcelle Beauvais reveals what her 2020 Word Of The Year is – and it is NOT what her co-hosts expected!

Michael Rainey, Jr. Explains Why 2020 Might Have Been His Best Year Yet!

Why Ricardo Chavira Was Initially Hesitant To Play Selena’s Father

Garcelle Reveals Her 2020 Word Of The Year – It’s Not What The Hosts Expected!


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Mickey Guyton: First Black Female Solo Artist to Earn Grammy Nod in Country Music Category





*Mickey Guyton has become the first Black female solo artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country music category. 

The 37-year-old singer’s “Black Like Me” song has been nominated for Best Country Solo Performance. The Pointer Sisters previously made history with the song, “Live Your Life Before You Die,” when it was nominated in 1976 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. 

After the nominations were announced last week, Guyton shared an emotional video about her historic nomination. 

“Honestly still can’t believe this happened yesterday,” she captioned the clip (see below).

READ MORE: The Weeknd Calls Out ‘Corrupt’ Grammys After 2021 Nominations Snub


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“I haven’t been able to put into words the emotions I feel right now. I have been hitting the pavement for so long just trying to get an opportunity to be heard. And now here I am nominated for a Grammy!” Guyton continued. “I feel seen. I feel heard. I am a living testament that you should never give up on yourself. You never know what God has waiting for you around the corner.”

“This Grammy nomination is for every black girl that felt unseen. That felt unheard. That felt unloved. That felt like they weren’t enough. That felt unpretty. That felt shoved in a corner and completely unconsidered. This is for them,” she added. 

In September, Guyton became the first Black woman to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

“That phrase, ‘You see it, you can be it’ really rings true, and I just — standing here for other women of color, it means the world to me,” she said. “That’s why I’m here,” she told ET at the ACM Awards.

Fun fact: Guyton is one of the original members of 3LW. Her former bandmate Adrienne Houghton had nothing but praise for her during a recent conversation on “The Real,” about the 2021 Grammy nominees. 

“When I got my first record deal, when Tommy Mottola signed me to Epic, the original members of my group actually had a girl named Mickey Guyton in it – she was the original member of 3LW, and she is now this incredible country artist that just got nominated as well. Saw this woman in tears – Mickey Guyton, amazing – she’s actually the original member of 3LW! Fun fact, everybody! She’s the one that got the record deal with us,” Houghton shared.



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