Rap legend Kanye West has announced during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, after accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Taylor Swift that he will be running to become president of the United States in 2020.
West spoke about how he is different now that he’s a father and shared his love for other artists. “I will die for the art, for what I believe in,” he said. “The art ain’t always gonna be polite.” Then, boom! West dropped this bombshell: “It’s about ideas, bro, new ideas, bro. People with ideas. 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.”
The crowd went wild, but hold on, it might just be a joke as West admitted right before his proclamation that he did “smoke something before he came here.” This could go two ways: Either it was a joke made under the influence, or legalization will be his major campaign issue in 2020.