Kanye West’s BET Honor Acceptance Speech as the Narrative of the Black Male Celebrity

As this year’s BET Honors visionary recipient, Kanye West’s acceptance speech was expectedly a representation of his state of celebrity. However, the reality of West’s reflection proved more perturbing than inspirational. Referenced as moving, West’s speech is a performance in the cyclical mental enslavement of the black male celebrity. West’s speech emerges as a BET…