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Kanye West at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Kanye West Used His Free Rein to Give a Poignant Speech at the VMAs

Everyone at the MTV VMAs held their breath when Kanye West took the stage on Sunday night. After much anticipation, the rapper surprised everyone with a poignant four-minute speech at Madison Square Garden. Aside from talking about his controversial music video "Famous," he also took a moment to speak on the nation's ongoing social and political issues — but not before giving a few shout-outs to some notable celebrities. Not only did he address that that infamous phone call with Taylor Swift, but he called out his ex Amber Rose, who was sitting in the crowd. While the audience seemed to eat up every single word, his biggest fan was obviously his wife, Kim Kardashian, who was beaming from ear to ear.

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