“I am Kanye West and it feels really great to say that – especially this year. I came here to present my new video but before I do that I’m going to talk.
“Now later tonight Famous might lose to Beyoncé but I can’t be mad. I’m always wishing for Beyoncé to win so…
“For people to understand just how blessed we are, [Famous] was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV… [I had the] audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Trump.
“I mean, I put Ray J in there bro! This is fame, bro! Like, I see you Amber.
“My wife is a G! Not a lot of people’s wives would let them say that.”
“We came over in the same boat, now we’re all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats, but, if you think about last week, there was 22 people murdered in Chicago.
“People come up to me like, ‘Man, that’s right, take Taylor down,’ – Bro, I love all of 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 said, ‘Three of my friends died and I don’t know if I’m going to be next.’
“If you’re seeing people dying next to you you might think, what’s the point? Life can start to feel worthless in a way.
“I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older, like, rich people, you know? A.K.A. White. And they tell me don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney.
“My friend told me there’s three keys to keeping people impoverished; taking away their esteem, their resources, and their role models.
“There’s less than 10 I can name in history – Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West.”