Rapper, Kanye West, has said he would run for president in 2020. He said this on sunday night in Los Angeles during his acceptance speech as he received MTV’s highest honour, Video Vanguard Award, at the Video Music Awards.
But the rapper made the announcement in a rambling speech at the ceremony in Los Angeles – and after he admitted smoking something to calm his nerves.
He said: “I will die for the art, for what I believe in and the art ain’t always going to be polite. I bet they are thinking right now if I smoked something before this and the answer is yes, I rolled up a little something to take the edge off.”
After holding his head in his hands for an extended period of time, he added: “It’s about ideas, people who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
Kanye was reunited on stage with Taylor Swift, six years after he famously walked on stage at the 2009 VMAs and interrupted her speech to declare Beyonce the more worthy winner of an award.
Swift presented him with the award.