Kanye 'West Wing': I'm Running For President
The rapper reveals his plans at the MTV Video Awards after admitting he had "rolled up a little something" to calm his nerves.
Kanye West has mentioned he'll run for president in 2020 as he collected MTV's highest honour on the Video Music Awards.
The rapper made the announcement in a rambling speech on the ceremony in Los Angeles - and after admitted smoking one thing to calm his nerves.
Watched by his pregnant spouse Kim Kardashian, he stated: "I nonetheless do not perceive awards exhibits, I do not perceive how they get 5 individuals who work their total life, offered data, bought live performance tickets, to face on a purple carpet, to come back and for the primary time of their life stand on the chopping block and be thought-about a loser.
"I do not perceive it, I am conflicted bro. I simply need individuals to love me extra however f*** that bro.
"I'll die for the artwork, for what I imagine in and the artwork ain't all the time going to be well mannered. I wager they're considering proper now if I smoked one thing earlier than this and the reply is sure, I rolled up a little bit one thing to take the sting off."
After holding his head in his arms for an prolonged time period, he added: "It is about concepts, individuals who imagine in fact. And sure, as you in all probability might have guessed, I've determined in 2020 to run for president."
West was reunited on stage with Taylor Swift, six years after he famously walked on stage on the 2009 VMAs and interrupted her speech to declare Beyonce the extra worthy winner of an award.
Saying West as winner of the Video Vanguard award, Swift known as him her pal and mentioned: "I first met Kanye West at this present six years in the past and since then now we have a had lot of time to speak about lots of issues.
"The entire world knew about our change on the VMAs however most individuals do not know his album Faculty Dropout was the primary album I purchased on iTunes after I was 12."
West, in flip, admitted he had regrets about his stage invasion, telling the viewers: "I believe if I needed to do all of it once more what would I've finished?
"Would I've worn a leather-based shirt, would I've drunk half a bottle of Hennessy and given the opposite half to the viewers? If I had a daughter, would I've gone on stage and grabbed the mic from another person's?"
Throughout the ceremony, host Miley Cyrus was verbally attacked by rapper Nicki Minaj.
After scooping the prize for greatest hip-hop video for her hit Anaconda, Minaj blasted Cyrus over an interview she gave to the New York Instances final week.
The 22-yr-outdated singer had recommended within the interview that Minaj had reacted badly over the very fact Anaconda had not been nominated for video of the yr.
After gathering her award and whereas she was nonetheless on stage she turned to Cyrus and stated: "And now again to this b*** that had lots to say about me so much within the press. Miley, what's good?".
Cyrus replied: "We're all on this trade. All of us do interviews and everyone knows how they manipulate s***. Nicki, congratu-f******-lations."
Regardless of the obvious outburst many who watched the alternate stay on MTV took to social media to recommend the confrontation was a staged publicity stunt.
In the course of the awards Cyrus delighted the viewers at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre, altering outfits a number of occasions through the present, every time showing on stage sporting lower than earlier than.
She additionally took the chance to announce that she had launched a brand new 23-track album - out there without spending a dime on-line. Her web site crashed shortly afterwards however the songs have been nonetheless obtainable on streaming web sites.
Cyrus was internet hosting the VMAs two years after she stole the present with a risque, however memorable efficiency with Robin Thicke, and a yr after successful the highest prize for Wrecking Ball.
The 22-12 months-previous stunned photographers backstage on the ceremony by passing spherical what gave the impression to be a marijuana cigarette.
Grabbing the microphone, she mentioned: "I have been doing this for a extremely very long time, though I am not previous I have been doing this for some time, and since you're all my pals and my track is form of in regards to the love of marijuana and the love of humankind, I've introduced a blunt if anybody would love some."
Different winners this 12 months included Taylor Swift who gained Greatest Pop Music Video for Clean House and Mark Ronson that includes Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk.
The listing of celebrities who attended the awards included David Beckham's son Brooklyn, actuality tv persona Kourtney Kardashian and rapper Tyga.
:: The record of winners
Video Vanguard Award: Kanye West
Video of the 12 months: Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar, Dangerous Blood.
Pop Video: Taylor Swift, Clean House.
Hip-hop Video: Nicki Minaj, Anaconda.
Feminine Video: Taylor Swift, Clean House.
Video With a Social Message: Massive Sean that includes Kanye West and John Legend, One Man Can Change the World.
Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap, Entice Queen
Finest Rock Video: Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman
Greatest Path: Kendrick Lamar, Alright
Greatest Choreography: OK Go, I Will not Let You Down
Greatest Visible Results: Skrillex and Diplo that includes Justin Bieber, The place Are You Now
Greatest Cinematography: Flying Lotus (that includes Kendrick Lamar), By no means Catch Me
Greatest Enhancing: Beyonce, 7/eleven
Finest Artwork Path: Snoop Dogg, So Many Professionals
Finest Collaboration: Taylor Swift (that includes Kendrick Lamar), Dangerous Blood