Watch Kanye West's BET Honors Acceptance Speech

Featuring a star-studded tribute from Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Common.

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Filmed late in January, the 2015 BET Honors finally aired tonight. Kanye West briefly freestyled with Charlie Wilson during the award show before receiving the Visionary Award. When it came time for his speech Yeezy was expectedly brazen and inspiring, but what surprised us was his introduction.

Dame Dash was chosen to introduce the artist he signed to Roc-A-Fella more than a decade ago and couldn't resist a chance to take a slight swipe at his apparent frenemy in an otherwise praise-heavy speech. This didn't go unnoticed by 'Ye, however. "I understand how it feels to be humbled," he retorted to start things off. 

Kanye was also honored with a star-studded tribute video with Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common, and others talking about the man of the hour. "He takes ideas from the future and places them here now," Hov said. 

Common added, "His legacy will be about great art and inspiring people through his art and passion."

Watch Kanye's entire acceptance speech above. 

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