Kanye West is one of the four honorees receiving a Visionary Award from BET next year. 'Ye joins Usher, Phylicia Rashad, John W. Thompson, and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole as impactful individuals recognized from the network for their influence business, theater, art, music, and technology. BET explained West's achievements on their 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.Congratulations to Kanye West on his BET Honors 2015 Visionary Award! Let's hope the Chi-town native uses this as inspiration to finish his new album.