Kanye West Accepts Visionary Award At BET Honors 2015: Watch His Speech

Bianca Gracie | February 24, 2015 6:18 am
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The annual BET Honors last night (February 23), a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of African-American icons. One of the main honorees of the night was Kanye West. The rapper accepted his Visionary award in typical ‘Ye fashion, of course, as he poked fun at his marriage to Kim Kardashian and surprising acknowledged Damon Dash, who introduced West with his own speech. Dash is mainly responsible for the rapper’s success, as he presented him with his first record deal.

West was also honored with a star-studded tribute video with appearances by Jay Z, Ellen Degeneres, Kendrick Lamar, Common and others talking about his accomplishments.

Other honorees at the gala included Usher, Microsoft chairman John Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and National Museum of African Art director Johnnetta B. Cole. View Yeezy’s speech, introduction video and more below!

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