New Kanye can cry, employ media savvy, speak in an inside voice, come across as genuine, and now apologize. Via Twitter on Thursday, the deity formally known as Yeezus publicly said sorry to Beck and Bruno Mars, two artists he has said less-than-respectable things about. The fact Kanye called out Beck for winning Album of the Year and dissed the singer-songwriter's talent without evening listening to Morning Phase is still a thing people kvetch about in interviews, so this was yet another solid PR-slash-persona metamorphosis move.
Anyway, here's what the tweets looked like:
I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015
I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015
I also would love for Bruno to sing this hook on this song 88 Keys / Puff and I produced… I even asked Tyler to shoot the vid.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015
Nothing says sorry like making the recipient have to search for the tweet, instead of using an at-mention. Kidding (kind of). But this was very nice. And that potential Bruno Mars song sounds Ye faith-affirming.