Rapper namechecks Barack Obama in his speech
The rapper wasn’t there in person to collect his award. Instead, he recorded a video speech thanking fans and paying tribute to US President Barack Obama.
“Yo BRITs! What’s up?” West said in his speech. “Barack is the ‘Best Inter-racial Male’ but I’m proud to be the Best International Male in the world.
“That means every nation, right? So if you go to a club and you’re a girl and you see me… you gotta have the best!”
The acts nominated for Best International Male were:
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