Well, the Kanye West hate continues to pile on in the wake of his comments about the Album of the Year Grammy.
"The Grammys, if they want real artists to come back, they need to stop playing with us," he said on E! after the show. "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."
(Kanye, by the way, has given away awards that he's won to other artists whom he's felt were more deserving multiple times.)
News outlets and opinionated people with Twitter and Facebook accounts have been slamming 'Ye somewhat nonstop since Sunday night, and late Tuesday, New England Patriots' cornerback Brandon Browner decided to join in -- by basically threatening to punch the rapper had he been in Beck's shoes.
Football. Punching people. Aggressiveness. Manhood. Rah, rah.
In less a physical but equally irate take that proved Kanye hate knows no bounds, 62-year-old singer Michael McDonald also came at the 21-time Grammy winner.
"It's pretty obvious what Kanye's problem is," McDonald said on "The Dan LeBetard Show with Stugotz," as reported by Complex. "When Kanye gets to a point where he can actually put a couple of notes together either vocally or two bars of valid music playing an instrument, then he might have a right to criticize somebody else. Until then I think he's just talking to hear the sound of his own voice."
('Ye, by the way, again praised Beck in an interview this morning with Ryan Seacrest.)
He wasn't done, though. Apparently his issues are not only with Kanye, but also with hip-hop.
"The whole kinda cut-and-paste thing is a certain kind of artform all by itself," he added. "I don't know if I call it songwriting from a musician's standpoint...Beck is obviously a consummate musician. He plays instruments, many instruments. He can make his own record without having a fleet of computer operators onboard."
If we're looking to talk about things we can put the word "obviously" in front of, I'd say that obviously Kanye or any other producers that sample or use computers to make music have very special talents that take years of honing and perfecting to reach elite levels. I'd also offer that it's obvious that if you say Kanye doesn't have the right to criticize others because he hasn't proven enough himself musically, then you likely have never once listened to his music.
In addition, I won't mention the fact that McDonald has been sampled by rappers before -- including for Warren G's "Regulate" -- and has clearly seen checks off of the process he's criticizing.