Kanye West Says He’s ‘Humbled’ at BET HonorsAfter winning the Visionary Award at the BET Honors––which was filmed in January and broadcasted on Monday––Kanye West made a speech that focused on a macro race problem and blew audiences away.
Before receiving the award, a four minute video about Kanye played, explaining why Damon Dash, co-founder of Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, was presenting him with the award. Kanye said after seeing the video, "Seeing that, I think for one of the first times in my life I understand how it is to feel humbled," to an uproar of laughter from the spectators.
Kanye and Kim at the BET Honors. Photo courtesy of Kim Kardashian via Instagram.
Kanye sat front and center with Kim Kardashian at the awards ceremony and when he accepted his award he bestowed viewers with a great perspective, saying, “Yes, part of the reason why I'm not allowed to be empowered is because of race, because of people's perception of celebrity, because all they want to present to young, black men is the idea of making it to the league or making it to be a rapper, but not the idea of becoming an owner. And they would do anything they can to make it seem like a truthful idea is a stupid idea or crazy idea.”
Kanye proved and continues to prove that he truly is a visionary, whether you love him or hate him. After his clash with fashion critics over his ADIDAS collaboration, executive producing Rihanna’s latest album, and a collaboration with Paul McCartney, Kanye continues to keep busy. It’s Kanye’s world, we just live in it.