So, Kanye’s performance at the Super Bowl was pretty off……no wait, The Baftas, ….no, sorry, i mean the Grammys. He really is quite selfless. Always standing up for his friends and the less fortunate (in this case, Beyoncé). I am, of course, assuming that’s what was going through his head. To the rest of us it was a number of things, shameless self promotion being one, never mind disrespectful and rude. I must say his timing is impeccable. I do believe he has a single out right now, and all press is good press, right? All anyone was talking about post event was Kanye, so his stunt paid off big time. What was a little surprising though, was how few musicians were making a stand against him. Is Kanye too all powerful to be criticised by other artists? Even Beck, who was slighted upon receiving his award, played it down making a joke out of it. But Kanye’s actions were not in jest. He truly believed that one artist should give up his award to a more deserving artist. I have a problem with that. Who is to say what is more deserving? Talent comes in many forms and guises. Which brings me on to a word i really have a problem with ‘genius’. It’s thrown around far too easily. Someone writes a clever, usually commercially successful album, and they’re often whacked with the word. One man/womans genius is another man/womans idiot. And, let’s not forget, that music is more often than not collaborative. There’s usually an awesome producer, engineer, artist, video director, make-up artist, stylist, lighting designer etc etc, working away to make something look and sound as amazing as it can be. So, enough with fighting over who deserves what.