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Kanye West announces 2020 presidential bid at MTV VMAs

Posted at 12:02 AM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 00:06:52-04

LOS ANGELES–– Hip-hop superstar and fashion designer Kanye West can add another description to his resume in five years: 2020 presidential candidate.

The 38-year-old  outspoken musician said he would run after he was awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the 2015 MTV Music Awards at Microsoft Theater.

“It’s about ideas bro, new ideas bro,” West said. “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.”

His announcement comes days after the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, where he famously said then President George Bush “hates black people” following delayed relief response to impoverished areas hit by the natural disaster.