Kanye West will be presented with the Visionary Award at BET Honors 2015. Yeezy is a young renaissance man, taking on several roles, all while producing innovative and thought-provoking music. The Chicago native will be recognized along with four other distinguished African-Americans (Usher, Phylicia Rashad, John W. Thompson, and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole) who have made a difference in business, theater, art, music, and technology.
According to BET’s website, “Kanye West will be honored for his extraordinary contributions across the arts, including roles as a record producer, rapper, filmmaker and fashion designer. He’s a multifaceted trailblazer and pioneer whose accomplishments are all marked by his unique and forward-thinking approach. ”
The star-studded ceremony will be hosted by Wayne Brady at the legendary Warner Theater in Washing, D.C. BET Honors 2015 will tape on Jan. 24 and air on Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. on BET.