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 â€œFamous,â€ and the now-famous line â€œI made that bitch famous.â€ 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.Â 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 youâ€™re seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, whatâ€™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 donâ€™t compare yourself to Steve Jobs, donâ€™t compare yourself to Walt Disney. My friend Zakaya told me, thereâ€™s three keys to keeping people impoverished, thatâ€™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 â€œFade,â€ 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: