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Kanye West ALMOST recreates 2009 VMA 'Imma Let You Finish' moment when Beck wins over Beyoncé

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Beyoncé fans were less than pleased that she did not win the Album of the Year award, but it was Kanye West who appeared to be her biggest support.

Beyoncé's self titled 2013 album was pitted against Beck's comeback record ‘Morning Phase’ which was ultimately given the accolade.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck (L) and Kanye West speak onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musician Beck (L) and Kanye West speak onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Taylor Swift (L) and rapper Kanye West attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian kiss on arrival at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015

Moments after Beck’s triumph, his Wikipedia page was edited by some tech-savvy Beyoncé fans who were less than happy with his win.

Just after Beck was announced as the winner, his Wikipedia page was edited to claim he was a “stealer” of the trophy.

"He is the stealer of The Album of the Year award," the page read after the ceremony, adding that he took it from "Beyoncé Knowles, the Queen of the World."

Leading the way for Beyoncé’s legions of fans was none other than Kanye West, who almost stormed the stage when Beck was announced the winner.

As Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z looked on in shock mouthing “No, Kanye no!” the rapper leapt from his seat in a tongue-in-cheek nod to his infamous “Ima let you finish” actions at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

In 2009, when Taylor Swift was about to accept her accolade, Kanye rushed to the stage and infamously said, “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m [going to] let you finish — but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”

After the Grammys broadcast last night, Kanye divulged to E! News to spill on what he really thought about Beck bringing home the award.

"I don’t even know what [Beck] said. I just know that, the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We aren’t going to play with them no more. ‘Flawless.’ Beyoncé’s video. And Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyoncé".

"At this point, we tired of it. What happens is, when you keep on diminishing art, and not respecting the craft, and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration".

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Kanye West performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Kanye West performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)

"We, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyoncé album, and they feel like it takes them to a different place. And then they do this promotional event, and they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want commercial advertising. We aren’t playing with them anymore. And by the way, I got my wife, my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I’m not going to do nothing that would put my daughter at risk, but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn’t say anything tonight, but you all knew what it meant when ‘Ye stepped on that stage".

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