Kanye West gave a fulll 12 minutes rant after receiving this year’s Video Vanguard Award.
In another nod to a feud with Taylor Swift (the night already had this one and then this one involving Nicki Minaj), the singer presented the award to West. Six years ago, West rushed the stage and interrupted her acceptance speech because he wasn’t happy about her win over Beyonce that year.
“Listen to the kids, bro,” West said as part of his rant.
He also points out how the media stokes feuds between artists. He even called out MTV.
“Do you know how many times they announced that Taylor was going to give me that award ‘cuz it got them more ratings?” he said.
He then goes on to question the very idea of award shows.
“I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life [to] sell records, sell concert tickets, to come stand on a carpet and for the first time in their life be judged on a chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser.”
He ended his speech with: “And, yes, as you probably could have guessed in this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
The reporter however adds that Kanye admitted he had been smoking cannabis earlier in the evening……
The MTV Music awards were held in LA last night.
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