Shirley Manson Weighs In on Kanye West Controversy, Calls Him a "Twat"

Shirley Manson Weighs In on Kanye West Controversy, Calls Him a "Twat"
Last night (February 8), Kanye West caused controversy when he spoke out against Beck winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, first by jumping on stage during the ceremony and then by arguing that Beck should give his award to Beyoncé. Understandably, this has provoked some strong reactions, and Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson has now posted a message denouncing West.

In the Facebook letter addressed to West, Manson alluded to the rapper's claims that the Grammys were "disrespectful," writing that "it is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry." Although she praised Yeezy's talent, she called him "small and petty and spoilt" and said that he's "making himself look like a complete twat."

In the missive, she sticks up for both Beyoncé and Beck, suggesting that West's actions are insulting to both of them.

Read the letter below:

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.