Kanye West announces 2020 presidential campaign at VMAs

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The 2016 presidential race has truly shown that anyone -- whether you're a self-avowed socialist, a business mogul/reality-show host, or a teenager under the alias 'Deez Nuts' -- can make a run at the White House.

And that's already holding true for 2020.

Sunday night at the VMAs, Kanye West concluded his acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by announcing his candidacy for the 2020 election.

"I don't know what I finna lose after this. It don't matter, though; It's not about me. It's about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth," said West. "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."

The audience roared.

During his "announcement," he also told the crowd that he "rolled a little something up" before the show to knock the edge off. But that's only natural, for as anyone who has ever announced a presidential campaign knows, the speech can be nerve-racking.

It's unclear how serious Kanye's intentions are, and of course people are a bit skeptical of rappers' dedication when running for president. Little has been heard from Rapper Waka Flocka Flame since he announced his 2016 candidacy on April 20, promising to legalize marijuana on 'day one' in office.

But Yeezy may prove them wrong. If this current election cycle is an indicator of what's to come, he may have as good a shot as any.

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