Garbage rocker Shirley Manson blasts Kanye West’s antics

Singer Shirley Manson, known for fronting the band Garbage, has had it with Kanye West’s bratty awards-show antics.

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Shirley Manson, who posted this ultra-glam photo of herself, cordially invites Kanye West to sit down and behave.

Shirley Manson, who posted this ultra-glam photo of herself, cordially invites Kanye West to sit down and behave.

Kanye has made it his thing to storm the stage when he doesn’t agree with who win awards. First he interrupted Taylor Swift a few years ago and he was back at it Sunday with Beck.

Then afterward Kanye whined,  “If they want real artists to come back, they need to quit playin’ with us. … Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce.

So here’s what Shirley had to say in  an open letter:

“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 (bleep).

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.”

Enough of your bratty antics, Kanye. Photo: Getty

Enough of your bratty antics, Kanye. Photo: Getty