Best: Kanye West Lets Beck Finish
How do you upstage Prince and Beck? In a repeat of his iconic 2009 storming of the stage at the Video Music Awards, Kanye West bum-rushed Beck's Album of the Year acceptance speech in support of his longtime personal crusade: Letting everyone know he thinks Beyoncé is awesome. "Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyonce and at this point, we tired of it," he said later.
Whether or not you agree with Kanye, the fact that he showed the "maturity" of not grabbing the mic, and the fact that he was all smiles and laughs, played like a self-aware play on his own moment. All told, it added a bit of fun and unpredictability to a decidedly unfun and predictable night. Beck, a perennial goofball, clearly ate it up.