VIDEO: Kanye West’s Top Five Craziest & Cringe-Worthy Moments

Kanye West’s Top 5 Craziest & Cringe-Worthy Moments 

Being Yeezy ain’t easy! Kanye West has never shied away from controversy throughout his career. In fact, he has a habit of stirring the pot.

Kanye has made news in recent years for his crazy Instagram postings about his divorce from Kim Kardashian, co-parenting troubles, Pete Davidson, and other topics.

But the previous two years haven’t been the only time Ye has been surrounded by scandal; from interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards to publicly endorsing Donald Trump, we’ve compiled a list of the five most humiliating and cringe-worthy Kanye moments.

Kanye West crashes Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech


It all started when the Donda creator stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, disrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video.

Following Swift’s award for “You Belong with Me,” music video, Ye climbed the steps to make one of the most memorable statements in the music industry to this day;

“Yo, Taylor, I am really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”

Ye stuck by his statement a decade later, telling Nick Cannon in 2020, “If God did not want me to run on stage and say, ‘Beyoncé had the best video,’ he would not have sat me in the front row.” 

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Kanye Wests mic-dropping speech at 2015 VMAs award show


Ironically, 6 years later, at the 2015 VMAs, Taylor Swift would be the one to present Kanye with an award. No one dared to interrupt Ye’s 8-minute speech, during which he publicly acknowledged to being high immediately before announcing his candidacy for President of the United States in 2020.

“Ya’ll might be thinking right now, ‘I wonder, did he smoke something before he came out here?’ The answer is Yes! I rolled up a lil somethin, I knocked the edge off… And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020 to run for President.”

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Kanye West’s speech about George W. Bush in 2005


Speaking of US presidents, Kanye West gave another memorable speech in 2005, accusing President George W. Bush of “not caring about black people”.

Celebrities hurried to donate relief in every manner they could in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina’s damage in 2005. West, who co-hosted NBC’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” with Mike Myers, chose to deviate from the script.

According to a Huffington Post article, Ye warned Myers beforehand, “Yo. I am going to ad-lib a little bit.” As a result, we got one of the most controversial endings to one of the most emotional speeches when Kanye stated, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

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Kanye West’s 2006 Rolling Stone Cover


Ye has been accused of having a “God Complex” on several occasions, and it didn’t help the situation when the Chicago rapper compared himself to none other than Jesus Christ himself. West appeared on the cover of The Rolling Stone magazine in 2006 wearing the crown of thorns, with the subtitle “The Passion Of Kanye West.”

Yeezy justified his self-compassion by saying, “You want me to be great, but you don’t ever want me to say I’m great?!” 

Kanye’s SNL speech about Donald Trump 


Kanye West delivered an unexpected pro-Trump monologue at the end of his set on SNL which never aired, likely due to time constraints. However the clips of Ye’s speech found their way on the internet. During his set, Kanye was wearing the MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.

After the program went off air, comedian Chris Rock, who was in the audience, uploaded an Instagram Story featuring video clips of West’s speech.

Here are some of the words Kanye stated throughout his monologue:

“I wanna cry right now, black man in America, supposed to keep what you’re feelin’ inside right now. […] The blacks weren’t always Democrats. You know it’s like the plan they did, uh, to take the fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan. […] Then you’ve got a situation where we need to have a dialogue, cause if you want something to change it’s not gonna change by saying, ‘F*ck that person.’ Try love. […] They bullied me backstage, They said ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on [talking about the MAGA hat]”

Kanye continued; “There are so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He is racist.’ Well, if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago.”

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