‘I’ve decided in 2020 to run for president,’ Kanye says at VMAs
West gave a long rant at the MTV Video Music Awards as he apologized to Taylor Swift for taking her microphone in 2009
Kanye West gave a long rant at the MTV Video Music Awards as he apologized to Taylor Swift for taking her microphone in 2009, admitting “I don’t understand awards shows” and claiming he would run for president in 2020.
“People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” Kanye said near the end of his rant on Sunday night while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Swift.
He had rambled onstage during his acceptance speech and said he “rolled up a little something” before his speech.
“The problem was the contradiction. The contradiction is I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists. I didn’t know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing,” West said of running onstage during Swift’s speech at the 2009 VMAs.
West also said he was upset at the 2007 Grammy Awards when Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley lost album of the year to the Dixie Chicks.
“And Justin, I ain’t try to put that man on blast, but I saw that man in tears bro and I was thinking he deserve to win album of the year,” West said.
It was just one of the dramatic moments at the awards show. Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper was being a poor sport about not receiving a nomination for video of the year.
After collecting best hip-hop video for “Anaconda” on Sunday, Minaj told the audience: “And now back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me a lot in the press. Miley, what’s good?”
Minaj’s microphone was cut off, and Cyrus fired back with “we all know how they manipulate” words during interviews, referencing a pre-VMAs interview in the New York Times. Cyrus then stumbled over her words as she tried to read from cue cards about voting for the artist to watch award.
“I lost this award in 2008 and I was fine with it. Whatever! Because it’s no big deal. It’s just an award and I persevered,” she yelled, appearing to look over at Minaj.
She ended with: “Congratulations Nicki.”
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