Kanye West had his highly anticipated four minutes to do essentially anything he wanted at the VMAs, and it was about as bonkers as you might expect.
West started out okay enough, saying he was going to present his new video, but that before he did that, he would be talking. He said, “later tonight, ‘Famous’ might lose to Beyoncé but I can’t be mad, I’m always wishing for Beyoncé to win,” referencing the time he jumped on stage to protest Taylor Swift‘s victory in . He then started to explain the video, saying “this is fame, bro.”
That’s pretty much where it stopped making sense. West started talking about recent violence in Chicago and somehow related it to his now-famous phone call to Swift. Then, he went on a rant about his role models that we can’t understand:
If you feel like you seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like what’s the point? Life might feel worthless in a way. I know for me, I sit down and talk to older, like rich people — a.k.a white — and they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney. My roles model are artists, merchants — less than 10 than 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.
West then debuted his music video for “Fade.” It has to be seen to be believed.
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