John Legend Defends Kanye's Beck Interruption at the Grammys: "It Was Funny"
The singer also clarifies the truth behind the photo Kim Kardashian posted of him at the Grammys.
John Legend thinks people who are criticizing Kanye West for walking to the stage during Beck's Grammys win are overreacting.
"It didn't hurt anybody," Legend told Us Weekly. "Anybody who's upset just needs to relax. It was funny."
The singer added that, while he was amused by West's antics, Beck won the album of the year award "fair and square."
"Beck is super talented, and I have several of his albums and I've listened to him for a long time," said Legend. "I think people were surprised that he won, but that doesn't mean he's not deserving. That just means people thought other people were going to win, too."
Legend, his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and West's wife, Kim Kardashian, took a selfie together during the Grammys. Although Kardashian posted the picture, saying: "This is the Beck won that award face?!?!?!" Legend clarified that the picture was taken before the award for album of the year was announced.
This is the Beck won that award face?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/zKSmbK9awm— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 9, 2015
Congrats to all winners, including @beck. Much respect. That selfie was taken before Album of the Year was announced.— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 10, 2015
Not that being shocked he won would have been a sin. Every article I've read about it said it was surprising. He's still a great artist.— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 10, 2015