Kanye West made a rare public appearance at the BET Awards 2022 on Sunday to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to friend Sean Diddy Combs with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
“How do we crown our kings? How do we appreciate our kings?” West — whose face was completely covered in a hat, shades and black mask — said onstage.
I go to him for advice to this day. He inspires so many of my choices, so many of my life choices. My wife choices,” West continued, referencing his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, before adding with a laugh: “Thanks for that, Puff.”
“You know, I took a little hiatus. I said, I just want to declare myself legally dead for a year. I just want to be off the grid and Puff is pretty persistent, but I had to think, bro, it’s like, people get amnesia. Like I should never have Puff have to ever call more than one time. Any of us in this room if Puff ever need us, we need to jump and be there. This man has been through [and] survived a lot of stuff and broke down a lot of doors so we can be standing … he broke down so many doors of classism, taste, swag. Puff, if I never told you I love you, you’re my brother,” said West.