by ANDY ALVAREZ
During MTV’s Music Video Awards, Kanye West was awarded the “Video Vanguard Award”. The award was given to other artists in the past, like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Beyoncé. This award is to congratulate and honor the work the artist made throughout the year. When Kanye was given this award, he had a lot to say, including himself running for president in 2020. His announcement has had other celebrities give their opinion on his announcement.
Celebrities like Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Donald Trump, and Chelsea Clinton. Rihanna also brought up Donald Trump when she said,”I mean people are voting for [Donald] Trump…”Who wouldn’t vote for Kanye? … His speech was incredible.”
Pop singer, Kelly Rowland, gave her opinion when she said, “Why not? Trump is making a shot at it…”I would definitely vote for Kanye,”.
The daughter of Former president, Bill Clinton, also had something to say about Kanye. She states, “I definitely think who runs for office is really important,”, “Even if him just saying that helps spark a little boy or a little girl who was watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh, wow! Maybe I should do that,’ that’s awesome.” She also said she would vote for him and stated, “I think it depends on who he’d be running against”.
Current Presidential candidate, Donald Trump also had something to say; “He’s actually a different kind of person than people think ,”He’s a nice guy. I hope to run against him someday”.
In conclusion, Kanye West has started to bring up talk amongst fans and even celebrities. The question is, will he run for president? Will he do what he actually says? Only time and his actions will tell on what he will do in the future.
Link Kanye’s Speech at the VMA’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROJbduwacFY