Grammy president praises Kanye West

Grammy's president, Neil Portnow, thought Kanye West's stunt - which saw him crash Beck's Album of the Year acceptance speech - was a "fun moment" at the ceremony.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West

The president of the Grammy Awards thought Kanye West's stunt was a "fun moment".

Neil Portnow - who presides over the Recording Academy - was humoured by the 'Stronger' rapper's stunt at the Grammy Awards last night (08.02.15), which saw him jokingly crash Beck's Album of the Year acceptance speech.

He told USA Today: "That's what's great about live television. Live is live. It's unpredictable. You don't know what's going to happen. You want to be there.

"Whatever happens is part of the culture of the people in the room. They do all kinds of things that they want to do, comfortable doing. That turned out to be a fun moment, at the end of the day."

Despite Kanye's apparent upset at the fact that Beck beat Beyonce for the coveted prize, the 44-year-old singer's album was clearly a hit with fans as the LP 'Morning Phase' saw a 524 per cent increase in streams across Spotify worldwide immediately after he was crowned the winner.

While Neil was full of praise for the 37-year-old rapper, Kanye wasn't in quite such a generous mood and slammed the voting system for the prestigious awards ceremony as "flawed".

He said: "The Grammys could adjust their voting system. I think it's a bit flawed and we're gonna work on that.

"I'm not gonna complain on stage about it. I'm gonna work on it from the inside."

Other stars in attendance at the bash included Taylor Swift - whose acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was also infamously crashed by Kanye - and the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker revealed she'd be enjoying a quiet night in with her pet cats Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson after the event because men get her in "trouble".

She said: "I'm not going to walk home with any men tonight.

"I'm going to go hang out with my friends, and then I go home to the cats. Men get me in trouble!"

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