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Tonight Kanye West was given the Visionary Award at the 2015 BET Honors. Yeezy actually showed up to accept this award, which means the show won't suffer a dull moment when it airs Feb. 29. In the meantime we've been able to keep up thanks to Twitter and Instagram.
Dame Dash introduced Kanye while saying he still has issues with the man. It was a strange thing to say during a night honoring Kanye, but just giving the introduction speaks volumes given their history. An honorary video also aired featuring Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common, and Kim Kardashian.
"My history with Kanye is I didn't respect him as a rapper because I was around the greatest rappers....but he has courage." -Dame Dash— veronica toney (@vptwritenow) January 25, 2015
Kanye took a slight dig at Dame during his own speech, saying, "I understand how it feels to be humbled." Like any of his on-stage rants, the rest of the speech was filled with quotables, including a line about his wife dating broke, black dudes. He even took a selfie with Dame and his daughter afterward, which means their beef isn't too real.
Creativity is a fight. You can't be the kid in the back of the room being made fun of. Get up and smack somebody - Kanye west #BETHonors— Antonio Williams (@Tony_Williams) January 25, 2015
"You can't be the kid in the back of the classroom w black nail polish. U have to smack the shit out of people with your creativity" -Kanye— veronica toney (@vptwritenow) January 25, 2015
They say white girls go out and get a rich black dude. But my wife dated broke black dudes. So it's not about the money - Kanye #BETHonors— Antonio Williams (@Tony_Williams) January 25, 2015
A video posted by Troy (@troyd247) on Jan 24, 2015 at 6:51pm PST
Dame Dash, Dash's daughter and Kanye take a selfie before exiting the stage. Will that make the taping?— veronica toney (@vptwritenow) January 25, 2015
Before he received his award Kanye went on stage to freestyle with Uncle Charlie Wilson.
And then this happened... #BETHonors 👍
A video posted by Tyler (@tyty_phillips) on Jan 24, 2015 at 5:23pm PST
Uncle West on the stage w/ #CharlieWilson ✔️ #KanyeWest #BETHonors
A video posted by ✨Leyla✨ (@lleeyla) on Jan 24, 2015 at 5:57pm PST
Watch: #KanyeWest and #CharlieWilson performing during the #BETHonors award show. @hustlebunny06
A video posted by TANEA MONIQUEX | TMX (@taneamoniquexdotcom) on Jan 24, 2015 at 5:50pm PST
You can catch the entire award show when it airs Feb. 29.