After taking the stage once again at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper and MTV staple ushered in his brand new visual for "Fade" off of his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. However, before the video could roll, West offered a lengthy explanation about the intention of his latest work.
"I am Kanye West, and that feels especially great to say this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, I'mma talk," he began. "I'm standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I'm standing in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I'm standing in front of the future: Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I'm gonna play y'all a piece of my art, and I just hope y'all have a good time. Play that."