On Wednesday in New York, WSJ. Magazine celebrated the annual Innovators Awards at the newly reopened Museum of Modern Art. The night honored “eight extraordinary thinkers and entertainers,” per WSJ.
Though he’s’ known for his comical antics, Music Innovator Tyler gave one of the most touching speeches of the night, telling the audience, “My whole life I felt like a stepchild...WSJ. finally made it feel like that family was celebrating my birthday, so thank you.” According to WSJ, “[Hype] Williams gave a celebratory bear hug to West and Tyler.”
Earlier this week, in a new interview with WSJ., Tyler said that he made a fierce effort to change his online image in order to earn the same respect as his idols. “[When] my music got better, I asked myself, ‘Why do Kanye and Pharrell and JAY-Z respect me, but the people that respect them don’t fuck with my music?’" he remembered thinking. “Well, maybe if I stop being funny on the internet, people will focus on my talent.”
Later that night, Kanye continued his promotion of Jesus Is King by premiering a new music video in the New York Burberry store, TMZ reports. There, 'Ye screened his visual for “Follow God”—which looked like it was filmed on his Wyoming ranch—with Tyler, ASAP Rocky, and more in attendance. Kim Kardashian shared more clips of the video on her Instagram story.
During the event, Kanye discussed buying land in America as a black man, something he had touched on earlier that day. He and Kim also joked about what to name the horses that come with the ranch; Tyler said he wants one named after himself.
When asked if Sunday Service will ever be a televised broadcast, Kanye told TMZ, “yes.”