A Rhetorical Analysis Of Kanye West's Speech

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Kanye West is a rapper that is known for his high sense of fashion, his family, his music, and his outlandish opinions that usually cause a scene. To some he seen as a genius, and to others an idiot. His most popular scene was at the 2009 Video Music Awards when he interrupted Taylor Swift making it known that he thought Beyoncé deserved the award Taylor had just received. This broke the internet. Kanye's second most recognizable scene was at the 2015 Video Music Award's when he went on to tell the audience about running in the 2020 presidential election. It went so viral that there are now Kanye 2020 shirts and merchandise that can be purchased. The 2016 Video Music Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the twenty-eighth of August. Kanye was given full rein to say anything or do anything he wanted to while he was on stage to introduce his new music video. He chose to give a speech. The speech was merely about fame, fortune, and history and it's importance. …show more content…

The ones that were in attendance to the 2016 Music Video Awards were celebrities, people that support him, and also people that do not support him. Some of these people included his wife Kim Kardashian-West, a previous girlfriend Amber Rose, and Taylor Swift whom are all addressed in his speech. There were also many people who listened on television but did not attend the actual event. This would normally affect the speech in making it persuasive based. Kanye took this into small consideration when giving his speech. He spoke as if he was speaking specifically to his fan base. He seemed to ignore those who do not support him. It was less of a persuasive speech

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