Kanye West Recants Post-Grammys Rant Against Beck, Will Record With Taylor Swift
"When I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way and that was a miswording on my part. ... Obviously, Beck is one of the most respected artists, and respects artistry."
Everything has changed: Kanye West and Taylor Swift are going to record new music together, five and a half years after West infamously crashed Swift's acceptance speech during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
During his first proper interview since momentarily interrupting Beck's album of the year Grammy acceptance speech on Sunday night, West confirmed during Ryan Seacrest's syndicated radio show that he and Swift will be "going into the studio together." West and Swift have long expressed admiration for each other's work, and were photographed together at the Grammys.
Also during the interview, West clarified his comments following the Grammys, in which he supposedly questioned Beck's artistry after Morning Phase upset Beyonce's self-titled full-length for the album of the year prize.
"Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game," said West. "When I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way and that was a miswording on my part. ... Obviously Beck is one of the most respected artists, and respects artistry."
West also explained why he rushed the stage when Beck's album was announced as the album of the year winner: "The voices in my head told me to go up." Sometimes, apparently, the voices in Kanye's head can simply be too demanding.
Read more of West's interview here, and listen to the full call below.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.