As you know, Kanye West got 4 minutes to do whatever he wanted with, and while it had some elements of Klassic Kanye, it was also still not as crazy as I expected (but still, mark my words, crazy). He walked on stage to his song “Famous,” and the now-famous line “I made that bitch famous.” Since Kanye is often his own worst enemy, I was SURE he was going to say a ton of stuff about Taylor Swift, but was surprised that he didn’t. He did eventually mention her but it seemed like an appropriate/funny point. He also shouted out to Amber Rose and his wife, Kim Kardashian, “who is a G.” And then…he talked about inspiration:
If you feel like you’re seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, what’s the point? Like life might be starting to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older rich people, you know, aka white. they tell me don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs, don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney. My friend Zakaya told me, there’s three keys to keeping people impoverished, that’s taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models. My role models are artists merchants, less than 10 that I can name in history: Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West.
(Transcript via USA Today)
Kanye then introduced his new music video for “Fade,” which is awesome. See? You can take a little crazy for Kanye-brand genius. The video features Teyana Taylor dancing Flashdance-style and it was sexy and awesome, and goes to show why I still love Kanye West. You can see the NSFW video here. Here’s the speech, though, in case you want to relieve it: