Rapper, producer and
former governor fashion designer, Kanye West, has announced that he plans to run for President of the United States of America in 2020, ending months of speculation over how he could possibly top the ridiculousness of previous award show appearances.
Mr West, 38, made the declaration at the MTV Video Music Awards, an event known for its sexualised live performances, backstage feuds, and high profile political announcements. The ceremony was hosted by Miley Cyrus, who after Mr West’s announcement, performed a raucous version of her new song “Do It” featuring her grandfather, Wayne Coyne.
The Rick Rubin-produced presidential campaign is expected to be “raw”, “dark”, and focused on “common sense education reforms”. The Red Hot Chili Peppers producer is expected to help synthesise a number of the rapper’s most beloved influences, including 70s-era soul, industrial music, and Walter Mondale.
But the idiosyncratic superstar also cautioned fans of…
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