Kanye West, showed why he is referred to as The king of speeches in the Hiphop game last night at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The 39-year-old rapper, did not disappoint when he took to the stage to give a speech to premier his new video for his song, Fade.
With the crowd chanting Yeezus, the rap star said: 'I am Kanye West and it feels really great to say that - especially this year. I came here to present my new video but before I do that I'm going to talk.'
He made a few jokes about his famous video, explaining that Famous was an expression of arts, and their present situation as Famous people.
'For people to understand just how blessed we are, Famous was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV... I had the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Trump.'
He gave shout out to his 'understanding' wife, Kim kardashian-West, his ex girlfriend, Amber Rose, Ray J.
Kanye, explained that his love for everyone was the reason he called 'her', making reference to Taylor Swift, who was conspicuously missing from the event though she was nominated. Introducing his very racy video for track Fade, Kanye reminded the VMA's crowd that they are the blessed ones while simultaneously weighing into the issue of gun violence.
'So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year and one kid came up to me and said ''Three of my friends died and I don't know if I'm going to be next.''
'If you're seeing people dying next to you you might think, what's the point? Life can start to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older, like, rich people, you know? A.K.A. White. And they tell me don't compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don't compare yourself to Walt Disney.
Kanye ended his epic speech with describing who is role models are. He said his 'role models are artists, merchants' and he is one of his own role models.
'There's less than 10 I can name in history - Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West.'
'Tonight, we're here to have fun! I'm standing in front of my idol Puff Daddy. I'm standing in front of my wife Kim Kardashian-West. I'm standing in front of the future, Chance the Rapper. 2 Chainz. Jayden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I'm gonna play y'all a piece of my art and I just hope you all have a good time.'
Watch the full video of the speech below;
By: Farida Mohammed/ ghanaguardian.com