Kanye West is now a single man. After being married to Kim Kardashian for over seven years, the reality television star filed for divorce in February 2021 but wants to maintain a congenial co-parenting relationship for the sake of their four children: Saint, North, Psalm and Chicago.
As Diddy was honored with 2022 BET Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night (June 26), Kanye West took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to say a few words about his longtime friend.
During his speech, Kanye — whose face was completely covered by what looked like an extremely uncomfortable mask — managed to throw a light jab at Kardashian, saying, “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. Thanks for that, Puff [laughs].”
Kanye West at the #BETAwards:
“[Diddy] inspires so many of my choices, so many of my life choices, my wife choices… and here we are”pic.twitter.com/b0kISVrWqY
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 27, 2022
Kanye West then joked he planned on being “legally dead” for the next year after having such a chaotic 2021 and first half of 2022.
“You know, I took a little hiatus,” he continued. “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.”
Of course, social media lit up with reactions to Kanye’s comment until he was a trending Twitter topic. Check out the speech above.