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As you see there above, Kanye West pretended to stagebomb the Grammys in defense of Beyoncé losing again (This time Beck beat her for album of the year, whereas in 2009, when 'Ye made it all the way to the mic at the VMAs, Taylor Swift topped her for video of the year).
It was then, in that very moment, that Kanye West reclaimed a sense of humor about Kanye West. But the best part was Bey and Jay Z's faces go from fear and panic to absolute joy in fourfiveseconds:
Update: JK, Kanye wasn't just kidding. At the E! Afterparty he explained: "The Grammys, if they want real artists to come back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain't gonna play with them no more. Flawless, Beyoncé video, and Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé." He went on to explain that he didn't say anything because of wife, Kim, and child, North, and his clothing line. Aw. Fatherhood has really changed him.