Kanye’s VMA Speech Could’ve Used A Good Editor

So rumor has it, MTV gave Kanye West license to do whatever he wanted with his 4 minutes onstage last night. And in typical ‘Ye style, he used it to make what was supposed to be an inspirational speech.


Exceeeeeeeept… something got lost in translation. While Kanye started to tell a few stories, or seemed to have a good point to make, he never actually completed those thoughts. He seems to be referencing his Famous video – although he never tells us that’s what he’s doing – and his ill-fated call to Taylor Swift.

Check out the full transcript, courtesy of Time Magazine:

I am Kanye West, and that feels especially great to say this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, I’mma talk. Now, later tonight, ‘Famous’ might lose to Beyoncé, but I can’t be mad. I’m always wishing for Beyoncé to win, so.

But for people to understand just how blessed we are… It was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV. You know, just to put… the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Drumpf. I mean, like, I put Ray J in it, bro. This is fame, bro! Like, I see you Amber. My wife is a G. Not a lot of peoples’ wives would let them say that right there. We came over in the same boat. Now we all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats, but uh.

But if you think about last week, there were 22 people murdered in Chicago. You know, like, people come up to me like, ‘Yeah, that’s right! Take Taylor!’ But bro, like, I love all y’all. That’s why I called her.

So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and a kid came up to me and said ‘Three of my friends died, and I don’t know if I’m gonna be the next.’ And it has to, you know you have to think, like, when you’re a senior and it’s the last month and you just don’t feel like doing any more work. If you feel like you seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, what’s the point? You know like life could be like, starting to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older, like, like, rich people. You know, a.k.a. white, you know. And they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney,’ and my friend Zekiah[sp?] told me… they tell me, ‘Don’t compare yourself to these people, right.’ My friend Zekiah[sp?] told me there’s three keys to keeping people impoverished: that’s taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models. My role models are artists, merchants. There’s less than ten that I can name in history. Truman. Ford. Hughes. Disney. Jobs. West.

Bro. Bro! Tonight, we here to have fun. I’m standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I’m standing in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I’m standing in front of the future: Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I’m gonna play y’all a piece of my art, and I just hope y’all have a good time. Play that.

Honestly, I see what he’s going for here – especially when he starts to tell the story about the kids in Chicago – but he keeps getting lost along the way. I’m sure this was an amazing speech in his head, but if he really wants to inspire us, he needs to give us complete thoughts, not just an outline.

Of course, right after that he premiered the new video for Fade, which basically wiped all of our memories anyway.

LOL wut?

But maybe I’m wrong! Maybe you WERE inspired by Kanye’s speech! Tell me how you feel below, and get your Yeezy fix with Slacker’s Kanye West: DNA station!

MTV Movie Awards Cheat Sheet.

In an attempt to be hip/relatable, your boss asks, “So what’d you think of The MTV Movie Awards?”

Here’s what you go with.

Halsey…you don’t have to have a big dance routine if you’re willing to squat in an outfit like that. “Castle” is featured in the new The Huntsman: Winter’s War movie.

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Ps – Do you get a Gozer The Gozerian vibe too?

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Ariana Grande borrowed a dress from Madonna who borrowed it from Marilyn Monroe and sang Dangerous Woman.

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Lonely Island did a Will Smith medley that will make you consider a Fresh Prince binge.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart did a rap duet to raise awareness about Ursasexuality because not all bears want to kill you.

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The Parent Who Complained About A Kanye-Decorated Classroom Reminds Us Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.


Source: MTV

Regardless if you like/dislike Kanye West, how much would you pay to have had a teacher who decorated a classroom with something/anything other than one of these?

kitten poster

*No offense kitten poster fans 

Mr. Perez, a 4th grade teacher at McCabe Elementary School in Mendota, California went the extra mile with his Kanye-class but instead of celebrating his effort, a parent complained and administration took it down. Who does that? Probably the same parent who won’t let their kid go on field trips.

You can read the full story here.


If you’d like to send a tweet of support to Mr. Perez, click here.


The 2015 VMAs: Last But Not Least, The Best Acceptance Speech.

Naturally the leading stories from The VMAs are Kanye 2020 and Nicki vs. Miley…the vapid gossip.

But all pasties aside, it was Big Sean who delivered the best moment.

While accepting the award for Best Video With A Social Message, Big Sean dedicated his award to his grandmother, who sounds like one heck of a woman.

I just kept thinking, “Awww I want to go to his Grandma’s house for dinner…”

Congrats Big Sean. Thanks for such an eloquent and thoughtful speech.

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The 2015 VMAs List Of WIN.

Disclaimer: I took the award show at face value. If you are looking to argue about police, marijuana, cultural appropriation, nipples, Hitler, Hitler nipples, etc. might I introduce you to the life-suck known as the comment section of any proper news outlet.

I don’t know about you but I really wanted to watch Fear The Walking Dead last night so given my attitude going in, it was gonna take a lot to win me over and I thought The 2015 VMAs was a solid show.



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