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

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 [...]