Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kim Kardashian Embarrassed To Kanye West's ''Broke Black Dudes'' Joke From the BET Honors

Kanye West received the Visionary Award at this year's BET Honors, which was filmed in January but broadcast Monday night, and used his acceptance speech as a platform to denounce racism. 

Kanye called for people to focus less on individual races and more on the human race as a whole in the unedited speech.

Addressing his marriage to a woman "not of color," Kim Kardashian West
Kanye first joked that people shouldn't judge her for dating a rich black man because she "has dated broke black dudes, so it ain't got nothing to do with money." She laughed embarrassedly, but he went on to tell a story she had told him about her teenage years to make a sobering point.

"She told me [about] where her father, Robert Kardashian, walked out and on the side of his Bentley, [protesters] wrote, 'Nigger Lover,' because Robert Kardashian was the genius that put together the defense team that got O.J. [Simpson] off," he said. "She had never saw her father curse, get mad; he was the most laidback human being. And he went so crazy and tried to chase the people down. And she stood there crying and said, 'Dad, why are you going so crazy?' And he said to her, 'One day, you may have a black child. A beautiful, beautiful, beautiful black child. And it's going to be hard. You're going to see how hard it is.'"

He then broadened the focus of his speech to address racism as a whole. "The 'micro' of it is we focus on the different races as opposed to the 'macro,' which is the human race," he said. "The bit of sound bites that everyone loved from last year that got taken out of context or misunderstood did come from a place of saying, 'Yes, part of the reason why I'm not allowed to be empowered is because of race, because of people's perception of celebrity, because all they want to present to young, black men is the idea of making it to the league or making it to be a rapper, but not the idea of becoming an owner.' And they would do anything they can to make it seem like a truthful idea is a stupid idea or crazy idea."

Check it out ... it's Kanye at his funniest and most poignant.


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