As an amped up Kanye West argued that Beck should have given his award to Beyoncé "to respect artistry," and ripped E!'s logos off his microphone after the Grammys Sunday, Kim Kardashian faced the biggest struggle of them all—smiling convincingly.

Kanye called the Grammys—an awards show at which attendance is not mandatory—"disrespectful to inspiration" and expressed dissatisfaction with the practice of using music to cut off long acceptance speeches.

"And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and I got my clothing line... That's the reason I didn't say anything tonight," Kanye says, two minutes later. Save me, Kim's eyes say, the whole time.

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The Grammys, if they want real artists to come back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain't gonna play with them no more. Flawless, Beyoncé video, and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé.

And at this point, we tired of it because 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. And we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day and they listen to that Beyoncé album, they feel like it takes them to another place, then they do this whole promotional event that, they'll run the music over somebody's speech, the artist, because they wanted commercial advertising.

And by the way, I got my wife, I got my daughter, and I got my clothing line, so I'm not gonna do nothing to put my daughter at risk, but I am here to fight for creativity. That's the reason I didn't say anything tonight. But y'all know what it meant when 'Ye walks on that stage.

And he was doing so well.


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