Week In Quotes: Kanye West, Beyonce, Prince And More
February 13, 2015 - 3:19 pm
Olivia Jade Khoury
Prince gives a PSA while presenting Grammy for Album of the Year:
"Like books and Black lives, albums still matter.”
Beck responds to Kanye's near-Grammy speech interruption:
"I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody. How many great records has he put out in the last five years right?"
H/t: Us Weekly
50 Cent weighs in on Beck-gate:
"I’m not sure that people care about those establishments anymore. My reason for being excited about an award show is my peers being there to acknowledge the award. And if it means that we get to choose ourselves who deserves what awards, then why would I show up for them to tell me? When’s the last time you’ve seen Evanescence? Crickets, crickets.”
Detail hints at 2015 Beyonce and Jay Z joint project:
"I'm working with a couple of new projects that I don't want to unveil, and then me and Beyonce and Jay Z are actually doing something together this year. When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think 'album.' You should already know. In my imaginary mind, I will work to say it's true."
Beyonce on her angelic Grammy performance:
"I wanted to find real men that have lived, that have struggled, that have cried, that have a light and a spirit about them. I felt like this an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men."
Trey Songz sounds off on the Grammys:
"The Grammys shortchange culture for popularity every year."
Mannie Fresh on Lil' Wayne's beef with Cash Money:
"I just think Wayne is growing as an artist. Wayne has given us some great albums, but he has never given us that album with like a Justin Timberlake on it — with features where like, OK, this is what we expect from an artist of your caliber. ... Like you went out and got Cher on the song, because you are that dude. You're on that level."
H/t: Star Tribune
Katy Perry on her favorite sex soundtrack:
"But right now, I love "Often" by The Weeknd. He's probably the most sexual-deliverer of beautiful lyrics right now, and I appreciate that ... or the "Macarena!"