Kanye West will be performing his only Australian show at Splendour in the Grass 2011.
Kanye West will be performing his only Australian show at Splendour in the Grass 2011. picture-alliance/ dpa

Kanye West made Beyonce cry

KANYE West once made Beyonce Knowles cry with his lyrics.

The 'Best Thing I Never Had' singer was reduced to tears when she heard the producer and rapper's confessional track 'Runaway', because of the way it showed his "vulnerable" side.

She told Complex magazine: "The fact that he's belting out his pain, his confusion, and his anger, with no pre-written lyrics, was so moving.

"He's singing his heart out for five minutes. He is so vulnerable. I love when an artist can be so honest."

Although she was moved by Kanye - and later worked with him on the song 'Party' for her latest album, '4' - the 29-year-old singer reserved her greatest praises for husband, Jay-Z.

She added: "Jay's music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations. "All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving, and I can see lyrics floating above his head, and I think, 'Wow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?'"

Beyonce – who rose to fame at the age of 16 in Destiny's Child - also talked about her own legacy, saying she feels fortunate to have achieved so much at such a young age.

She added: "I've been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing.

"I just want my legacy to be great music. Someone who was a risk taker and someone who had songs that struck conversation and emotion."

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