Rapper Kanye West was honored at the BET Honors last week. Wife, Kim Kardashian came along to show support for her husband.
West took to the stage to speak about his musical influences, his family and his journey through his career, but a segment of his speech stood out. In his now very successful song Gold Digger, ft. Jamie Fox, Kanye raps about various hot topics. One in particular, is interracial relationships and black men becoming wealthy and marrying a white woman as he raps in the song. The exact line is "But when you get on he leave your a** for a white girl." In the short clip below, Kanye addresses that line in his song while speaking about his wife Kim. He said, "People say that and a white girl went and got with a rich black dude,' he pauses and continued, 'but my wife has dated broke black dudes," as the audience cheered and laughed. Driving the point that his wife has her own career, is financially stable and is with him because of love and not his status. West, full speech will be seen and heard, when the BET Honors airs on February 23rd.
From interrupting singer Taylor Swift speech at the VMA's in 2009, which he has since apologized for, to saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," and screaming at radio personality Sway, "You Don't Have The Answers" a now viral video and interview. West have had his share with the media.
Fighting with the paparazzi has also been a struggle for West. Personal tragedy doesn't excuse a persons disrespectful behavior, but we do have to acknowledged that the lost of his mother who was involve in all aspect of West life, is an unbearable pain that no one can explain, which explains his outburst at times. Everyone knows Kanye is a hot head and a very passionate guy, but one thing that cannot be taken away from him is his talent.
With Kim losing her dad who was also a major influence in her life, it seems that these two have similar connection in that department. They were friends for almost a decade before becoming husband and wife, so hopefully this time around it will all workout for Kim and Kanye. This is her third marriage and Kanye's first. They share daughter North West, who is the first child, for both parents. West is also very passionate about his family. Kim spoke in a segment of the video collage before his speech. An incident occurred last year when a reporter in Vienna approached her in 'blackface' impersonating West. She said, "I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don't have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation."
Kim and Kanye are now the face of Balmain's spring 2015 collection and were seen on the red carpet at the BET Honors wearing the brand, by designer, Olivier Rousteing. Congratulations Kanye and much love to you and your beautiful family.
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