Kanye West for president?
While accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the MTV Video Music Awards’ highest honor, on Sunday night, West announced that he’s pursuing a career in politics, specifically as president of the United States.
“I don’t know what I stand to lose after this, it don t matter though, because it ain’t about me, it’s about new ideas, bro, new ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth,” he said. “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
Immediately after that announcement, the rapper seemed to also admit he was under the influence of drugs: “Y’all might be thinking right now, ‘I wonder, did he smoke something before he came out here?’ And the answer is yes, I rolled up a little something, I knocked the edge off.”
It’s still unclear if he’s serious, but the rapper has the support of one of America’s most powerful families behind him: the Kardashian/Jenner clan (aka this generation’s Kennedys). West’s in-laws quickly rallied their fans across social media in case a bid really is forthcoming.
“Ye was preaching so hard last night,” Kendall Jenner Tweeted on Monday.
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“Mr. West,” tweeted Khloé Kardashian, complete with emoji American flags.
Added Kylie Jenner over on Instagram: “Kanye West for President.”
Even fans got in on the joke.
But Kourtney Kardashian took the cake with this hilarious meme:
Hey, we’d watch.