Kanye West aka you Made a Surprise Appearance on Sunday Night BET Rewards,
Wearing a Hood by Air hoodie with his face fully masked, Yeezy’s founder joined babyface on stage to honor Sean “Diddy” Combs while presenting the Bad Boy Records founder with his Lifetime Achievement Award.
“How do we crown our kings? How do we honor our kings? To think how far we can do this with inspiration,” Ye said.
You detailed how Diddy inspired him as he was emerging as a producer who often tried to emulate the earlier Bad Boy beats on his records. Further in his speech, Kanye shared how Diddy broke down barriers for those following him.
“This guy has survived a lot of things and broken down a lot of doors so that we can be here today,” Kanye said. “They broke down a lot of doors about classism, taste, culture, swag. Puff, if I never told you… I love you.”
The 45-year-old also made a joke about how Puff inspired many of his life choices, including his “wife” choice, noting that they both date (married) women named Kim.
Watch excerpts from his speech below.