Viewers who tuned in for the 2015 Grammys on Sunday might've been excused for thinking they'd stumbled upon a repeat of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, as one scene in particular seemed awfully familiar: the sight of Kanye West bum-rushing the stage to tell the world who he believed should have won an award.
While Kanye didn't fully reenact his infamous "Imma let you finish, but..." moment - which occurred at the 2009 VMAs when he interrupted Taylor Swift's VMA win for Best Female Video - he certainly came close. On Sunday, as Beck accepted the Grammy for Album of the Year, West made it partway up to the stage before thinking better of it and returning to his seat. However, this time, he says he had a good reason for it.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on Seacrest's KIIS FM morning radio show on Wednesday, West said that "voices in his head" told him to go for it.
"Right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, 'Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!' Okay, that didn't really happen. These were voices in my head," he said. "So the voices in my head told me to go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage."
Later that night, West would tell E! that Beck should "respect artistry" and that Beyoncé should have won.
While West insisted the stunt was a joke, "like the Grammys itself," according to the rapper, it's hard to tell how serious his "voices in my head" comment was. Listen to his full interview with Seacrest and decide for yourself:
Do you think Kanye needs to head to the loony bin?