Kanye West was honored at the BET Honors over the weekend. In his candid acceptance speech, Kanye took on a host of topics, including his marriage to Kim Kardashian. "At the barbershop," he begins, "I used to hear people always talking about, 'Man you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon' go and get a white girl and blah blah blah and a white girl gon' get a rich black dude.' But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes. It got nothing to do with the money." The remark (possibly a jab at Ray J) was met with appreciative laughter from the audience.
Yeezy also opened his speech with, "I understand what it is to be humble for the first time," in a rare, warm moment of humility. West's award was (awkwardly) introduced by his former associate Dame Dash, who acknowledged their old beef: "My history with Kanye is I didn't respect him as a rapper because I was around the greatest rappers. But he has courage." Host Wayne Brady encouraged the audience not to share West's speech on social media, but snippets inevitably made their way to Twitter. You can catch the full speech on February 23rd, when the ceremony is set to air on BET.
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