Kanye West has said he is running for president in 2020. The rapper made his announcement at the end of a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Cheered on by his biggest fan, Kim Kardashian, his pregnant wife and reality star, in a lace-up olive dress, he was greeted by an extended standing ovation as he received a lifetime achievement award, according to Daily Telegraph.
“I have decided in 2020 to run for President,” he said at the end of a rambling speech in which he also appeared to confess to smoking marijuana before taking the stage.
MTV’s Video Vanguard lifetime achievement award has previously been given to artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson and Beyonce.
The 38-year-old rapper also won Best Video With a Social Message for One Man Can Change the World with Big Sean and John Legend.
Otherwise the night saw Taylor Swift take an early lead, winning two of her whopping 10 nominations and burying the hatchet with rapper Nicki Minaj.