今晚我站在我的偶像Puff Diddy面前，我的美丽妻子面前，未来的新星Chance The Rapper、2Chainz，贾登·史密斯！我们拥有无可置疑的影响力，是意见领袖。今晚我就放出我的艺术品”
"I am Kanye West, and that feels really great to say, especially this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, Imma talk. Now, later tonight, "Famous" might lose to Beyonc , but I can't be mad, I'm always wishing for Beyonc to win, so…
But for people to understand just how blessed we are, it was an expression of our now. Our fame right now. Us on the inside of the TV. You know, just to put, the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Trump. I mean, like, I put Ray J in there, bro! This is fame, bro! Like—I see you, Amber [Rose, West's ex.] My wife is a G, not many people's wives would let them say that. We came over in the same boat, now we all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats.
But if you think about, last week, it was 22 people murdered in Chicago. You know, like, people come up to me, like, 'Man, that's right, tell Taylor to.' Bro, like, I love all y'all. That's why I called her.
So, I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and one kid came up to me and he said, 'Three of my friends died, and I don't know if I'm going to be the next.' You know, you have to think, you know when you're a senior and it's your last month and you don't feel like doing any more work? If you feel like you're seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, 'What's the point?" Life might start to feel worthless in a way. For me, I sit down and talk to older, rich people, a.k.a. "white," you know, and they tell me, 'Don't compare yourself to Steve Jobs, don't compare yourself to Walt Disney.' My friend Sakiya told me, 'There are three keys to keeping people impoverished: taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models.' My role models are artist-merchants. Less than 10 I can name in history. Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West.
Tonight, we're here to have fun. I'm standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I'm standing here in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I'm standing in front of the future, Chance the Rapper. 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. We are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I'm gonna play y'all a piece of my art, and I hope you just have a good time."