Kanye West left fans in shock yesterday when announced that he is going to run for president in 2020.
When he received the night’s prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which celebrated his years of artistic excellence, from Taylor Swift, Kanye West got emotional and failed to speak for several minutes.
It was clear that his decision to interrupt Taylor Swift’s award speech in 2009 was playing in his mind.
“Thank you Taylor for being so gracious,” Kanye West said, before talking about all the fallout that conversation caused. “I often look back to the first day I met you also. I think
about when I’m the grocery store with my daughter and I’m having a great conversation about fresh juice and they say — you’re not that bad!”
He then went on to talk about going to baseball games and being booed by 60,000 fans.
“What would I have done differently? If I had had a daughter at the time, would I have gone up and grabbed the mic from someone?” he wondered.
“There’s a contradiction. I fight for artists, but at the same time I’ve been disrespectful to artists,” he said. “I didn’t know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing … Sometimes I feel like all this shit… sometimes i feel like i died for artists to be able to have an opinion.”
West then turned his guns to MTV saying,
“You know how many more times, MTV announced that Taylor Swift was going to give me that award because they were to get more ratings.”
“I don’t understand award shows. I don’t understand how they get 5 people who work their entire life, sell records, sell concert tickets, to come, stand on a carpet, and for the first time in their lives, be judged on the chopping block, have the opportunity to be considered a loser. I don’t understand it, bro.”
“It’s 2015. I will die for the art I believe in. And the art ain’t always going to be polite.”
Digging deeper into his emotions, the proud father of one continued’
“We not going to control our ids with brands. We not going to teach low self esteem and hate to our kids. We gonna teach our kids that they can be something. We gonna teach our kids that they can stand up for theyself. We gonna teach our kids to believe in themselves.”
“I don’t know what I’m going to lose after this — it don’t matter bro, because it’s not about me its about, ideas, bro — new ideas, people with ideas, people who believe in truth,” he said. “And yes, as you probably could have guessed, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
His presidential bid instantly went viral on twitter. So let’s wait five more years and see how it all plays out.