Kanye West makes bizarre surprise appearance at the BET Awards 2022

With a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday, Kanye West ended his hiatus and gave Sean “Diddy” Combs a Lifetime Achievement Award.

West’s entrance astounded the crowd because he had a mask, sunglasses, and a hat covering his entire face.

West referred to Diddy as a “king” and said that over the years, he has sought “advice” from him. Diddy founded Bad Boy Recordsone of the most influential labels in the genre.

“He inspires so many of my choices, so many of my life choices. My wife[‘s] choices,” said West referring to his ex-wife Kim Kardashian. “Thanks for that, Puff.”

West also spoke about his absence from the music scene, saying, “I just want to declare myself legally dead for a year. I just want to be off the grid. 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,” he added. “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.”

West’s controversial last few months

Before the two of them hugged, West referred to Diddy as his “brother.” Since being barred from performing at the Grammy Awards in April, the Yeezy founder’s speech marked his first appearance on an awards show.

West missed the event because he was prevented from taking the stage because of his “concerning online behavior.” West was nominated for five Grammys.

The choice was made shortly after “Ye” made some racially insensitive comments thowards Trevor Noah in a since-deleted Instagram post. Following this, West’s account was removed from the platform for 24 hours due to a violation of the hate speech, bullying, and harassment policies.

However, Noah tweeted, “I said counsel Kanye not cancel Kanye,” when West’s Grammys performance was postponed the following month.

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