Jay and Bey say no way Ye! Jay Z and Beyonce did not want Kanye West to finish when the rapper ran up to the stage after Beck won Album of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8.
A hilarious new Vine of the superstar couple reacting to the moment has gone viral, and it shows that the two, despite Beyonce's surprising loss, most definitely did not want Yeezus to interrupt Beck. As West bombarded the Morning Phase singer, Jay Z's expression went from shocked to horrified, and he even slightly shook his head in disagreement.
His wife, meanwhile, stopped clapping as she remarked: "No, Kanye, No!"
Like the rest of the audience at the Staples Center in L.A., the stars soon assumed that West was kidding — sort of — and bursted out into laughter over the "Only One" rapper's moment of comic relief.
Their timely reaction comes six years after West interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, saying: "Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time."
Ever the Beyonce supporter, West, 37, revealed later that he was totally serious. "I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us," he said on E!'s aftershow. "Beck needs to respect artistry and he should've given his award to Beyonce."
West also gratuitously shared why he let Beck finish. "I got my wife, I got my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I'm not going to do nothing to put my daughter at risk," he continued. "But I am here to fight for creativity." (Joining the rapper in his diss Sunday was his wife Kim Kardashian along with their friends John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.)
The true victim of the evening, Beck, however, responded to West's diss, telling Us Weekly: "You can't please everybody, man… I still love him and think he's genius. I aspire to do what he does."
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