In the biggest upset of the 2015 Grammy Awards, a certain musician called Beck beat pop queen Beyoncé to the night’s most-coveted prize, the Album of the Year. In what first appeared to be a repeat of his shocking moment of craziness at the 2009 VMAs in which he interrupted Taylor Swift mid-acceptance speech to declare that Beyoncé (it’s always her) was more deserving of that year’s Best Female Video award, Kanye walked onto the Grammys stage.
His pal Jay Z’s highly expressive face mirrored our collective “Oh, no! Not again!” reaction.
And we all laughed in relief when it sank in that it was a good-natured joke. And then it wasn’t.
In an interview with E! after the show, Kanye expressed his displeasure with the nature of the Grammy Awards and made it clear that Beck should have given his award to the supposedly more-deserving Beyoncé:
Speaking further, he clarified that his stage-bombing wasn’t a joke:
*sigh* Let it go, Kanye. Let. It. Go.