Watch Kanye West’s “Visionary Award” Speech + Tribute Video w/ JAY Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common & More

blame it on Shake February 23, 2015

Although filmed in late January, the 2015 BET Honors aired tonight – with the one and only Kanye West being presented with the Visionary Award. Lead by an intro from Dame Dash – who signed ‘Ye to Roc-A-Fella over a decade ago – Kanye, in a calm and monitored approach, delivered an eight-minute speech touching on racism, success, creativity and music.

On top of the award, a video tribute was also unveiled with the likes of JAY Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common and others speaking on Ye’s genius.

One last bonus from the night. Wayne Brady, Kanye West and Usher’s performance can be seen below as well.