The perfect best man’s speech is a balance of one-liners, the revelation of a couple of secrets and, best of all, a tear in the eye at the end.If you are emotionally stunted, then rounding off with “he’s like a brother to me”, thanking him for everything he’s done and a hearty double handshake (clutch your left hand over both your right hands) plus man-hug should get everyone dewy-eyed by the time you raise your glass for the final time.Reading from a sheet of paper risks losing the personality in your voice and betraying your nerves thanks to shaky hands.Get something in your hand – cue cards maybe, not a tequila – and glance at it rather than recite.“Maybe for one of the first times in my life I understand how it is to feel humbled,” said Kanye West.The Grammy Award-winning musician/designer/mogul was caught off guard by an extensive highlight reel that played during Monday’s BET Honors show, where he was set to receive the night’s biggest honor, the Visionary Award.Nobody cares how big his penis is except his wife and she very likely already knows.Also, this is probably not the time to talk about when you both went through the wrong door in a club in Berlin and only found your way out three weeks later.
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Then West discussed the wrongheaded societal expectations that come with being a black celebrity.“At the barbershop and everything, I used to hear people always saying, you know, ‘When an entertainer go on, you know he’s going to go on and get a white girl,’” West said, echoing a line in his hit song “Gold Digger.” “‘And the white girl gonna go get a rich black dude.’ I want to say that my wife has dated broke black dudes, so it ain’t got nothing to do with the money.” He continued: “It takes me back to a story that [Kim] told me where her father, Robert Kardashian, walked out and on the side of his Bentley they wrote ‘N***** Lover,’ because Robert Kardashian was the genius that put together the defense team that got O. And she stood there crying and said, ‘Dad, why are you going so crazy? You’re gonna see how hard it is.”Time and again, West has railed against the “glass ceiling” that keeps black celebrities like him from achieving a certain degree of success—the ability to graduate from being a star performer to an “owner,” or mogul.
’ and he said to her, ‘One day, you may have a black child. People tend to deconstruct West’s speeches as misguided “rants” instead of focusing on the larger picture.“So, true enough, we deal with racism because there are different races, or the micro of it is that we focus on the different races, as opposed to the macro, which is the human race,” said West.