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What does Kanye West say about Taylor Swift in his six-minute VMA rant?

Kanye West on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Kanye West on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Never a man of few words, Kanye West took six minutes – instead of his allotted four – to give his speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards last night.

He took to the stage in New York to give his speech before introducing the video to his new song Fade, where he compared himself to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Walt Disney.

He addressed his recent war of words with Taylor Swift, insisting he informed the pop singer about the lyrics to his single Famous in which he raps: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous."

West told the VMA crowd: "I love all y'all. That's why I called her."

He went on: "I know at times for me, I sit down and talk to older, rich people, AKA white, and they tell me don't compare yourself to Steve Jobs and don't compare yourself to Walt Disney.

"My role models are artists, merchants. There's less than 10 I can name in history: Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West."

West also pointed out his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose in the crowd after he included a waxwork of her in his controversial video for Famous.

The video also features nude waxworks of Swift, Donald Trump, West himself and his wife Kim Kardashian West.

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