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Kanye West announces plan to run for presidency

Kanye West announces plan to run for presidency.

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Show Source: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

AMERICAN RAP ARTIST Kayne West has announced his intention to run for the presidency of the United States in 2020.

West was speaking at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, where he was collecting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

During his acceptance speech, he spoke about a variety of topics, including his family, the infamous incident in 2009 when he interrupted an acceptance speech by Taylor Swift and the respect that he had for his fellow artists.

In the course of his speech he stated, “I’m not no politician, bro” before going on to announce:

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.

He also stated that he was willing to “die for the art, for what I believe in” and that he had smoked cannabis before appearing on stage, saying, “I rolled up a little something to knock the edge off.”

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West was presented with his award by Taylor Swift.

The awards were last night presented by Miley Cyrus, who announced that she would be releasing her new album online for free.

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