Filmed during late January “BET Honors” finally aired tonight (Feb 23rd). The show was nothing short of inspirational and entertaining. Kanye briefly freestyled with Charlie Wilson during the award show before receiving the Visionary Award . When it came time for his speech, Yezzy won over the crowd…especially with his introduction.

The infamous Dame Dash was chosen to introduce the artist he signed to Roc-A-Fella more than a decade ago and couldn’t resist a chance to take a slight swipe at his apparent frenemy in an otherwise praise-heavy speech. This didn’t go unnoticed by ‘Ye, who said;  “I now understand how it feels to be humbled,” to start things off.

Kanye was also honored with a star-studded tribute video with Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common, and others talking about the man of the hour. “He takes ideas from the future and places them here now,” Hov said.

Common added, “His legacy will be about great art and inspiring people through his art and passion.”

Cred: Complex / Getty Image /BET

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