Masked Kanye West Makes Surprise Appearance at 2022 BET Awards

Kanye West ended his retirement with a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday, featuring Sean “Diddy” Combs with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The rapper of “Stronger”, 45, stunned the audience when he took the stage with his face completely covered by a hat, sunglasses, and a mask.

After calling the creator of Bad Boy Records, 52, a “king,” West described turning to Diddy for “advice” over the years.

“He inspires so many of my choices, so many of my life choices. My wife’s choices,” said the fashion designer, in particular, he keeps calling Kim Kardashian his wife despite being declared legally single in March amid their divorce. “Thanks for that, Puff.”

Kanye West talks about his “little hiatus” in his career

Masked Kanye West makes a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards.

Rapper Kanye West continued to address his “little hiatus,” saying, “I said, ‘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 if people had amnesia.”

“Like, I should never make Puff have to call more than once,” he added. “Any of us in this room, if Puff ever needs us, we have to jump in and be there. This man has passed [and] survived a lot of things and knocked down a lot of doors so that we can stand… He knocked down so many doors of classism, taste, swag”.

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Kanye West called rapper P. Diddy his “brother”

Masked Kanye West makes a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards.

West referred to Diddy as his “brother” before the duo hugged. The speech marked the Yeezy founder’s first appearance at an awards show since he was banned from performing at the Grammys in April.

West, who was nominated for five Grammy Awards, did not attend the show after being banned from the stage due to “concerning online behavior”. The decision came on the heels of the “Gold Digger” rapper calling Trevor Noah a racial slur in a since-deleted Instagram post.

AmericanPost.News reminds you that Instagram subsequently suspended Kanye West’s account from the platform for 24 hours due to a violation of policies on hate speech, bullying, and harassment.