Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

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"Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger..."

Kanye West received the Visionary Award at a taping for the 2015 BET Honors on Saturday and decided to use his stage (literally and metaphorically) to clarify any stigmas that may have been thrust upon him since marrying Kim Kardashian. Since tying the knot with her, the "Gold Digger" rapper apparently has faced many jokes and criticisms about his wife maybe looking like one.

But like any good husband, Kanye defended himself and his wife when he accepted the award.

"At the barbershop...I used to hear people always talking about, ‘Man you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon' go and get a white girl and blah blah blah and a white girl gon' get a rich black dude.' But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes," he clarified. "It got nothing to do with the money."

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

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Ooh sounds like he is definitely throwing some shade.

The "Only One" rapper continued into a speech about racism and recalled how Kim told him that her father, Robert Kardashian, foretold that she would one day have a black child (she and Kanye have a daughter, North West), and it could be difficult.

"He said to her, 'One day, you may have a black child…a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful black child…and it's gonna be hard. You're gonna see how hard it is'" Kanye recalled. 

"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."

Although we'll have to wait until Feb. 23 to hear his speech in full, we do have a few more nuggets from the rapper's acceptance speech, which finally talked about creativity—he was receiving the Visionary Award, after all. Giving Wayne Brady a shout out for kicking off the event, Kanye praised the comedian for "forcing" the audience to "express" themselves.

"Our power, our oil—since we don't own any oil—our oil is our expression and our influence," he said. "Don't never let them take that away. And when we have a chance to express it and influence, don't only do it for us—do it for the human race." 

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