Kanye West gives his acceptances speech after being given the ‘Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award’ at the 2015 MTV VMAs. Photo: Getty Images
Kanye West delivered a memorable and totally bonkers acceptance speech during the 2015 MTV VMAs on Sunday, August 30, 2015 and capped it off with a bombshell declaration: his bid for presidency in 2020.
The ‘FourFiveSeconds’ rapper took to the stage toward the end of the show to accept his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award after a brief introduction from Taylor Swift, and used his time in the spotlight to let America have a piece of his mind..
He said, at the end of his speech: ‘I have decided in 2020 to run for president.’
In addition, Kanye at the beginning of his speech thanked ‘lady of the night’ Taylor Swift, while recalling how he interrupted her on stage 2009, which was reportedly the first day they met each other.
He said: ‘Thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and giving me the award this evening, I often think back to the first day I met you also.’
Taylor cuts in and joked: ‘It seemed like everyone knew about our infamous encounter at the VMAs, I’m really happy for you and imma let you finish.’
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