President Kanye West? The outspoken artist was rewarded for his spectacular career accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs.
But instead of thanking the network and his supporters for the honor — he announced he’s running for president!
Kanye West, 38, was the man of the night receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Aug. 30.
But as always, the rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer turned what could have been a nice moment into a completely upside down, somewhat upsetting spectacle dissing MTV and award shows while announcing his plans to run for president!
This was a big night for Kanye as even his arch nemesis Taylor Swift paid tribute to him, presenting the award.
And Kanye, who received the “MTV Man of the Year” award in 2010, accepted it just like we would expect him to — with drama and controversy.
After a standing ovation that lasted for close to 5 minutes, the superstar wasted no time acknowledging Taylor for being there for him. (Remember when he interrupted Taylor’s Video Music Awards acceptance speech in 2009)
But from there things got weird. The outspoken musician seemed to be at a loss for words at first, as he explained why he voiced his opinions in the past.
But instead of apologizing to people he’s offended like Taylor and Beck, he turned the blame on MTV and award shows in general for not acknowledging deserving artists like Justin Timberlake and Cee Lo.
The crowd seemed more than a little confused by Kanye’s rant with a smattering of boos coming from the audience.
But the real shock came when the “Gold Digger” and “Jesus Walks” singer ended his rambling speech announcing he is running for president! Say what? While this was likely just more bluster coming from Kanye, we along with Taylor, were shocked!