Kanye West has been explaining his Grammy outburst against Beck and has also revealed plans to collaborate with Taylor Swift.

The rapper sat down with US TV host Ryan Seacrest today (Wednesday) and spoke about recording with his former "arch-nemesis" Taylor Swift. He also praised Beck, who he mock stage-invaded at the Grammys on Sunday night.

"Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we're definitely going to go in," West said of Swift. "Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I'm down to get in the studio and work.

"I don't discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music because of like how many Grammys or you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album."

West then sought to clear the air about his actions at this year's Grammys, saying that the now infamous Beck interruption did actually begin as something of a joke.

He told Seacrest: "You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, 'Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!'

"Ok, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage.

"You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he's having to talk.

"So I just walked back down because you know, it was kind of a joke like the Grammys themselves."

And as for the man himself, West insisted: "Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So, there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way."