In typical Kanye West fashion, the rapper delivered a rambling, nonsensical speech when he was presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 VMAs on Sunday night.
Taylor Swift politely presented Kim Kardashian’s husband with the award, and after he stood silently on stage for several moments, he ranted about crashing Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech six years ago.
Then, in a seemingly never-ending soliloquy West bashed MTV for reairing the clip of him interrupting Swift on stage and for having her present him with the award.
“I don’t understand award shows!” West ranted. “F—k that, bro”
At one point in his speech, West said he was on drugs.
“Ya’ll might be wondering, 'did he smoke something before he came out here?' The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I [took] the edge off.”
He drifted between topics, often speaking about kids and society.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen tonight. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, bro. But all I can say to my fellow artists, is just worry about how you feel at the time.”
Surprising no one, West said he is self-assured.
“I’m confident. I believe in myself. We [are] the millennials, bro. This is a new mentality. We are not going to control our kids with brands. We are not going to teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We are going to teach our kids… to believe in themselves.”
At one point, he insisted, “It ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro.”
He ended his speech by declaring he would run for president.
“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.”