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It all makes sense now, Kanye West’s VMAs speech was actually a standup comedy routine

on September 02, 2015, 2:15pm

At first glance, Kanye West’s Video Music Vanguard acceptance speech at the VMAs Sunday night was a 13-minute stream of conscious in which he attacked awards shows, assessed his own public perception, and announced a run for president.

But as a newly discovered alternate edit proves, the VMAs actually served as Kanye’s first crack at comedy. Yes, as TV writer David Elmaleh reveals, we were just watching it the wrong way.

A standup routine about nothing, bruh.