Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards handed by an unexpected contemporary: Taylor Swift.
Upon receiving the award, West embraced a lengthy applause before beginning his acceptance speech on being changed by fatherhood, defending artistry, the hypocrisy of media, the ridiculousness of award shows, and smoking a little something before getting up on stage “to take the edge off.”
He wrapped up his acceptance speech with the following announcement: “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.“
You can watch Kanye’s full acceptance speech below. Let us know, would you vote for Kanye?
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