After rapper Kanye West accepted an award from singer Taylor Swift at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, he made two announcements:
He said he was high on marijuana and and he would be running for president — in 2020.
The former announcement probably explains the latter.
At the end of a rambling, off-the-cuff speech accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, West said, according to Entertainment Tonight:
“We’re going to teach our kids to believe in themselves. I don’t know what I’m going to lose after this. It don’t matter, though. It ain’t about me. It’s about ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I am running for president in 2020.”
Following that announcement, Miley Cyrus, who hosted the event, took over the stage.
“You got to bring politics to this kind of show,” she told the crowd, according to The Hill.
“Trump, you had my vote,” she added. “But now, Kanye West for president!”
New York’s Paper Magazine tweeted:
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) August 31, 2015
Watch the video report, via Entertainment Tonight.
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