2015’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) were probably the best and most controversial yet! Besides Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus’s beef boiling over, Rebel Wilson’s “Fuck The Stripper Police” shirt, and Justin Bieber’s emotional breakdown on stage; our boy Kanye West stole the show! No he did not interrupt anyone’s acceptance speech or storm the stage, he instead announced his bid for the 2020 Presidency of the United States!
After receiving the Video Vanguard Award, graciously presented by Taylor Swift, he went on a thirteen minute long rant entailing his issues with MTV, the music industry, people’s perception of him, his love for his daughter, his expectations for our generation, Award shows in general, and even Justin Timberlake’s tears over losing Album of the year at The Grammy’s.
If you think that is a mouthful, then you would be right. However, North West’s daddy had some really good points. His statement was preceded by Kendrick Lamar’s loss to Macklemore for Rap Album of The Year at The 2014 Grammys, artists not being given creative control of their music, or the lack of investment in quality music by the industry.
Honestly, Kanye West can be a bit of a butt hole at times, but he is never misinformed. Perhaps he is finally back to the socially conscious Kanye we knew and loved in College Dropout. As Taylor Swift pointed out in her presentation of the Video Vanguard Award to him, he did his debut album with his jaw wired shut. That type of determination and sheer force of will might make for one truly powerful President!