Though he ultimately thought better of it and appeared to be punking the crowd, Kanye really did have something to say about Beck's Morning Phase beating out Beyoncé's self-titled album.
Update — 1:01 PM ET
Kanye elaborated about his feelings toward Beck Monday morning when caught at the airport by paparazzi. "Come on, man, I love Beck, but he ain't have the album of the year," he said, responding to a question about whether he was familiar with Beck's work. Kanye stood by his argument that the alternative music icon should have given his award to Beyoncé. "Beck knows that Beyoncé should've won," he said. "You know that."
Update — 2:27 PM ET
And now Beck has responded. Last night at the Universal Music Group after-party, he told Us Weekly that he has no hard feelings over Kanye's remarks. "I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody," Beck said. "How many great records has he put out in the last five years right?"
Beck said he understands why Kanye felt the award should have gone to Beyoncé. "I thought she was going to win," he said. "Come on, she's Beyonce!"
Beck said he doesn't take offense to Kanye's remarks about "artistry," and that he still has a lot of admiration for Kanye. "You can't please everybody, man," he said. "I still love him and think he's genius. I aspire to do what he does."