Newswire: Kanye West announced his presidential campaign last night at the VMAs

In the lead up to Sunday’s show, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were pushing a new statuette and another opportunity for Kanye West to give us all what for. West was to be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by his old pal, Taylor Swift. Their onstage meeting went off without a hitch (probably to some producer’s chagrin) so that Kanye could get down to the business of announcing his 2020 campaign for President of these United States.

Swift and MTV’s writers cracked wise about the last time she and West shared the stage, but she made it clear that they have no bad blood. Then the lights dimmed—or rather, centered on Kanye—and the rapper began his 13-minute acceptance speech by talking about the 2009 “awardus interruptus” moment, theorizing about what had prompted him to behave that way. He recalled a tearful …

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