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Shirley Manson calls Kanye a “complete twat” after Grammys stunt

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson has told Kanye West to stop acting like a baby in the wake of yesterday’s Grammys gate-crash.

Kanye rushed the stage after Beck won the Grammy for Album of the Year, beating out a strong field that included Beyonce. In a subsequent interview with E!, Kanye said Beck’s win was an insult to Beyonce and “real” artists. “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce,” he said.

While Beck took the outburst rather well – “I still love [West] and think he’s genius,” he said – Manson has slammed the outspoken rapper in an impassioned open letter to her 240,000 Facebook followers.

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.

Ps.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.

The letter has been shared more than 19,000 times, with Manson’s followers describing West as an “egomaniac” and “narcissistic dick”.

Beck’s Morning Phase record won two Grammys: Album of the Year and Rock Album. It was his third record to be nominated for the Album of the Year title following 1997’s Odelay and 2001’s Midnite Vultures. Kanye West has won 21 Grammys.

BECK ON MORNING PHASE AND HIS NEXT ALBUM

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