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Kanye Says He Interrupted Beck Because Of The Voices In His Head

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Kanye West is like an onion. Every time we think we have him figured out, there's another layer to him hiding underneath. This applies to his latest explanation on why he interrupted Beck on stage at the Grammys: it's because the voices in his head told him to do so.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest this morning, West went into what was going on in his head when he rushed the stage while Beck was accepting his "Album of the Year" award on Sunday:

You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, “Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!” Ok, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage.

Whew! We were worried it was something else like him just being a jerk or trying to repeat his "Imma let you finish" Taylor Swift drama. No, guys, it was just the voices in his head that told him to do it.

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He went on to explain why he had that "ah, forget it" look on his face before he silently went off stage:

You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down because you know, it was kind of a joke like the Grammys themselves.

So, he was being very noble, except for the part when West went on an on-camera rant with E! right after the Grammys about how Beck should've given the award to Beyoncé. He explained that, too, while speaking about himself in the third person: "Well you know what happened? It’s because I sat there and I kind of let that [smolder] and I was asked my opinion and I was given a platform. And when given a platform, it’s very hard as we know — and I’m going to talk in third person like I’m a crazy person — but it’s very hard for Kanye West to not be very true and vocal to what he feels."