Kanye For President

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Yeezy got all dressed up to accept his award, and announce his next.

At the MTV “Video Music Award,” Kanye West accepted the “mysterious” Michael Jackson “Video Vanguard Award.”

It was…“memorable,” starting with a full-circle “award” presentation from Taylor Swift, 106 seconds of “silence,” and then Kanye’s “Presidential Speech.”

Here is the full transcript:

Bro. Bro. Listen to the kids. Jeremy, I gotta put it down for a second. It’s beautiful, Jeremy Scott, the designer. First of all, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. Thank you. And I often think back to the first day I met you, also.

You know, I think about, when I’m in the grocery store with my daughter and I have a really great conversation about fresh juice at, you know. And at the end, they say, “Oh, you’re not that bad after all.” And like, I think about it sometimes, like, it crosses my mind a little when I go to a baseball game and 60,000 people boo me. Crosses my mind a little bit.

“And I think if I had to do it all again, what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank half a bottle of Hennessy and gave the rest of it to the audience? Y’all know y’all drank that bottle, too. If I had a daughter at that time, would I have went onstage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s?

You know, this arena, tomorrow, it’s gonna be a completely different setup, some concert, something like that. This stage will be gone.

After that night, the stage was gone, but the effect that it had on people remained. The… [long pause] the problem was, the contradiction.

The contradiction is, I do fight for artists. But in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists. I didn’t know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing.

I just, I sat at the Grammys and saw Justin Timberlake and Cee-Lo lose, Gnarls Barkley, and the FutureLove “SexyBack”’ album, and bro, Justin, I ain’t trying to put you on blast, but I saw that man and tears, bro.

You know, and I was thinking like, he deserved to win Album of the Year. And this small box that we are, as the entertainers of the evening, how could you explain that?

Sometimes I feel like, you know, all this shit they run about beefs and all that, sometimes I feel like I died for the artist’s opinion. For the artist to be able to have an opinion after they were successful.

I’m not no politician, bro. And look at that. You know how many times MTV ran that footage again, because it got them more ratings?

You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award? Because it got them more ratings? [long pause] “Listen to the kids, bro!”

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Kanye’s campaign slogan.

I still don’t understand awards shows. I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life, one, sell records, sell concert tickets, to come, stand on a carpet, and for the first time in their life be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser.

I don’t understand it, bro. I don’t understand when the biggest album or the biggest video, I don’t understand it, bro. I just wanted people to like me more. But fuck it, bro! 2015. I will die for the art, for what I believe in. And the art ain’t always gonna be polite.

Y’all might be thinking right now, “I wonder: Did he smoke something before he came out here?” The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off.

[Long pause.] I don’t know what’s gonna happen tonight. I don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, bro. But all I can say to my artists, my fellow artists. Just worry how you feel at the time, man. Just worry about how you feel and don’t never, know what I’m saying?

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First Lady Kim Kardashian-West.

I’m confident. I believe in myself. We are Millennials, bro. This is a new, this is a new mentality. We’re not gonna control our kids with brands. We’re not gonna teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids.

We’re gonna teach our kids that they can be something. We’re gonna teach our kids they can stand up for themselves. We’re gonna teach our kids to believe in themselves.

If my grandfather were here right now, he would not let me back down. I don’t know what I’m gonna lose after this. It don’t matter, though, because it ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas, 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.”

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America just “witnessed” history. Can’t wait to “watch” that full speech again. 15 minutes of Kanye “rambling” on and on and on about “anything and everything” that came to his head.

Yelling about “listen to the kids” and talking about not buying “branded” things unless they are “his” shoes.

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My favorite part of this “presidential” speech was when Kanye was “done” and everybody was “jumping” around like it was “Comedy Night” at the Apollo.

“Hooting and hollering” like it was the “greatest” speech in the “history of mankind.”

I’d say 75% of his speech was just “putting” words together, but none of them “actually” fit. He was doing a real life “Mad Libs” where sentences were put “together” but none of the words “belonged.”

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And then he “ended” it by saying he’s running “for” president in 2020 and “dropped” the mic.

No wonder Kanye “thinks” he’s Presidential. And with that, I think he should “reconsider” the timing for his presidential run.

The 2016 field is still “wide open bro,” and everybody else seems to be “out of new ideas.”

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I cannot wait for the 2020 match-up.

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