Going into the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (Aug. 28), the subject on everyone’s mind was Kanye West and what was the rapper planning to do on stage. The designer/mogul was given four minutes of free time during the VMAs, to do or say whatever comes to mind. Before premiering the steamy music video for “Fade” starring Teyana Taylor, Kanye delivered a speech, where he discussed wanting Beyoncé to win “Video of the Year,” the infamous “Famous” video, and the Taylor Swift controversy behind the lyric on that same song.
Along with shouting out Puff Daddy, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, and Jaden Smith, Yeezus praised his wife Kim Kardashian West and also named some of his creative idols. “My role models are artist merchants. There are less than 10 I can name in history. Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West,” he said.
One person that also got a shout out was Kanye’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose. “I see you Amber,” said the 39-year-old loudly, as Amber nodded back stunned. That moment social media in a frenzy and got the Garden crowd going, as they cheered and applauded.
Watch Kanye’s full speech below.
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