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Shirley Manson’s open letter to Kanye West: ‘You are making yourself look like a complete twat’

 

By now pretty much everyone you know has issued their opinion regarding Kanye West’s actions and rant at last night’s Grammys. First, Yeezy pretended to storm the stage when Beck was announced as winner of Album of the Year and then West ranted that the Morning Phase composer should give immediately his award to Beyoncé. “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce,” was West’s after party quote heard ’round the world, and less than 24 hours later, even Shirley Manson is weighing in.

Writing on her official Facebook page this afternoon, the Garbage singer slammed West for, among other things, being “petty and spoilt.”

Manson flipped the script on West, suggesting it was he who was disrespecting artistry with this latest charade. It was reported this morning that Beck was gracious after learning of West’s belittling comments, 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.”

 

Manson declared Beck “accomplished and humble,” and suggested that Beyoncé doesn’t need her battles fought for her.

Read Manson’s open letter below. Meanwhile, a new Garbage album is expected later this year, and seeing Manson is still as sharp as ever, it can’t come soon enough.

“Dear Kanye West,

 
 

“It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry.

“You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.

“You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt.

“In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own.

 
 

“Grow up and stop throwing your toys around.

“You are making yourself look like a complete twat.

“P.s. I am pretty certain Beyonce doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.”

Manson’s post has been shared more than 3,500 times in less than four hours.