While John Legend previously spoke out to say he considered Kanye West‘s interruption of Beck‘s Grammys acceptance speech to be “funny,” he is clarifying the comments in a new statement.
“I thought it was funny,” the 36-year-old “Glory” singer originally said. “I looked at it as just a funny thing that people were going to talk about. It didn’t hurt anybody. Anybody who’s upset just needs to relax. It was funny.”
John is now speaking out again to clarify those comments.
“I want to clarify my thoughts on Kanye‘s actions at the Grammys on Sunday,” John told Us Weekly. “First of all, Kanye is my friend. He believed in me years ago when very few did, and I wouldn’t be here without his support. That doesn’t mean we’ll agree on everything, but it does mean that I am grateful to him. And I also believe he is one of the most gifted people I’ve had the privilege of working with.”
“In my [original] comments to Us,” he continued. “I said that when Kanye walked up on stage, mimicking his interruption of Taylor Swift‘s VMA acceptance speech, then turned around as if he was just playing, most of the room, including me, saw this as funny, as a way of taking the piss out of himself for his infamous behavior several years ago.”
“When I said that was funny and people should lighten up about it, that’s what I meant,” John added. “I wasn’t referring to Kanye‘s comments after the show, which I have now seen and heard. I disagree with those comments.”
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