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Kanye West Gets Told by Rock Group Singer: 'Stop Throwing Your Toys Around'

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I know I hated on Kanye West (well, we all did) yesterday for his Grammy stage-crashing antics followed by a dis’ of Album of the Year winner Beck as somehow not being as much of an artist as Beyonce (“Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé,” Kanye ranted). But sometimes there comes a response so perfect and equally satisfying to those of us who musically came of age in the ’90s.

Shirley Manson, lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage (’90s hits included “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl“), unleashed on Kanye on her Facebook page:

Dear Kanye West

It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry.
You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.
You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt.
In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own.
Grow up and stop throwing your toys around.
You are making yourself look like a complete twat.

Ps.I am pretty certain Beyonce doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.

With more than 100,000 likes so far for the post, America agrees with the 48-year-old Scot.

Though I haven’t seen any comment yet from Beyonce on Kanye’s second quixotic stage-crash on her behalf that just took from another winner’s golden moment.

Kanye’s not the only one, though — mad Beyonce fans set about defacing Beck’s Wikipedia page.