We want to say we are surprised, but we really aren’t.
The rapper and producer was presented with the award by Taylor Swift and he ended his speech saying ‘…and yes, as you have probably guessed by now I will be running for President in 2020’.
Earlier in his speech Kanye West had admitted to smoking some marijuana before going on stage but regardless, his declaration is one that should probably not be taken lightly.
Does he have your vote?
— People magazine (@people) August 31, 2015
KANYE WEST HAS DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020!!!!!!!!!!
— BellaNaija.com (@bellanaija) August 31, 2015
The Vanguard Award recognizes musicians who have made a strong effect on MTV culture while also honoring their work. Past recipients of the award include Justin Timberlake, Beyonce,Britney Spears, U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Miley Cyrus hosted the 2015 awards, with featured performances from Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Tori Kelly, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, and Twenty One Pilots With A$AP Rocky.