Awww. I just can’t stay mad at a man who loves Beethoven.
Related anecdote: I saw the original Kanye-vs-Taylor throwdown live on account of because I was hanging with my friend Tarik, who watches pretty much ALL the awards shows. Tarik happens to be African-American. When Kanye busted onto the stage and made his little speech, Tarik stood, threw the remote control onto the couch, said “We don’t claim him,” and walked out of the room with his hands in the air. Gilded comedy gold!
It would’ve been awesome if Kanye had been around to speak up for Liszt, Ives and Stravinsky as well.
He DID say “Classical music is tight, yo!”, I believe.
Wow. Turns out I love Kanye West and I didn’t even know it.
Too bad he can’t stop Justin Bieber from appearing everywhere too while he’s at it.