beck & kanye on stage

Well damn, he did it again. Sorta.

By now you’re aware of Kanye West stepping to the stage Sunday night at the Grammy Awards when Beck won Album of the Year over Beyonce and kinda freaked the winner out. But he didn’t do a full Taylor Swift and left the stage. After all, he was just funnin’. Or was he?

We ask because backstage it didn’t seem as if his trip to the stage was a joke after all because he took the opportunity to go in on the man who won over Beyonce and the Grammys themselves for overlooking her … all in the name of “artistry.”

“Beck needs to respect artistry, he should’ve given his award to Beyonce,” said Kanye in an interview with E! Online. He added: “I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more,” he said. “We tired of it. When you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft, and slapping people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music – you’re disrespectful to inspiration.”

Kanye explained that he didn’t say anything on the show because he did not want to put his family or “clothing line” at risk, but added: “I’m going to fight for creativity.”

Watch the video:

Watch Kanye’s trip to the stage and back when Beck won. Also watch the reactions from Jay Z and Beyonce: