Is Kanye West actually running for president?

Kanye West Declares He's Running for President During VMA Speech

While the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were packed with surprises, feuds, wardrobe malfunctions, and a whole lot of drama, one particular occurrence has people really excited - or concerned - for the 2020 presidential race.

In a painfully long yet highly entertaining Video Vanguard award acceptance speech, Kanye West announced that he will be running for president in 2020. Keep in mind, however, that the 38-year-old also admitted that he was high during the speech, which begs the question of whether or not West's presidential campaign announcement was legitimate or not. The musician said:

"Did he smoke something before he came out here? The answer is yes I rolled up a little something!"

He then went on to express the importance of "the kids" and how he envisions a future in which brands, award shows, and politeness won't control those in the entertainment industry. He said:

"I'm not no politician bro. I don't know what I'm going to lose for [saying] this. But it ain't about me. It's about ideas ... And yes, as you can guess, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."

Cue the social media mayhem! The hashtag #Kanye2020 was trending on Twitter almost immediately after the epic speech concluded. People everywhere want to know if Kanye actually plans to run for president or if the the line was simply the only fitting sentence he could muster to conclude such an intense acceptance speech.

Of course, the more important question addresses whether or not people will actually vote for Kanye West if he does indeed run for president. Take the poll below to let us know if you think the announcement is legitimate or not and whether or not Kanye has your vote.

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