During a rare Sunday public appearance, Kanye West appeared to make fun of his failed marriage to Kim Kardashian.
The 45-year-old rapper appeared on stage at the BET Awards to recognize his friend and fellow performer Sean “Diddy” Combs, who received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kanye, who was wearing a zip-up hoodie, a cap, and a face cover, spoke to the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles about how Diddy has influenced him throughout his career. At one point in his speech, he appeared to become emotional.
The father of four was able to make people laugh as he described how his fellow rapper had also had an impact on his personal life.
“I go to Diddy for advice to this day,” Kanye said on stage. “He inspires so many of my choices. So many of my life choices. My wife’s choices. And here we are..thanks for that, Puff.”
The audience laughed at the joke, and Kanye grinned at his little remark.
After almost seven years of marriage, Kim, who has children with Kanye, filed for divorce from the multiple award-winning musicians in February 2021.