No one knew what to expect when it was first announced that Kanye West had been given four minutes to do whatever he wanted at the 2016 MTV VMAs. Some thought he would wax presidential. Others hoped for more Taylor Swift receipts. But no one thought he’d do this.
Kanye spent his four VMA minutes name-dropping various celebrities and important humans in his life before premiering the video for “Fade,” starring Teyana Taylor. Among those Ye mentioned were Beyoncé, Diddy, Jaden Smith, Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour—all pretty much to be expected. But Yeezus also gave a surprise and seemingly impromptu shout out to Amber Rose and no one saw it coming.
“I see you, Amber,” Kanye said, pointing in Muva’s direction. The camera then shot to Amber, who was cool as a cucumber with her shades still on. Wife Kim was apparently making the following face during the whole interaction:
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The moment was priceless and instantly iconic. We’d say this was four minutes well spent. Good work, Kanye, good work.