When Kanye hit the stage to receive his Visionary Award, he made sure his acceptance speech did not disappoint and that no one was off-limits; especially broke black dudes. But his story about racism and wife Kim is what got the whole world talking. He stated:
“At the barbershop… I used to hear people always talking about, ‘Man you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon’ go and get a white girl and blah blah blah and a white girl gon’ get a rich black dude. But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes. It got nothing to do with the money.”
He went on to explain how Kim’s dad, the late Rob Kardashian Sr., foretold Kim about racism in the future. He went on:
“It takes me back to a story that she told me where her father Robert Kardashian walked out, and on the side of his Bentley, they wrote, ‘n—a lover’ because Robert Kardashian was the genius that put together the defense team that got OJ off.”
“She had never seen her father curse or get mad. He was the most laid-back human being. And he went crazy and tried to chase the people down. And she’s sitting there crying and was like, ‘Dad, why you going so crazy?’ He said to her, ‘One day, you may have a black child…a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful black child…and it’s gonna be hard. You’re gonna see how hard it is.’ So true enough, we deal with racism because there are different races. Or the micro of it is that we focus on the different races as opposed to the macro, which is the human race.”
The BET Honors air on February 23.
SOURCE: In Touch Weekly | PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Morigi/FilmMagic