Miley Cyrus dumps Trump for Kanye, in 2020 Presidential race
Donald Trump is probably still reeling from the news that he has lost out on an endorsement by Miley Cyrus in favour of Kanye West.
The Gold Digger star announced his intention to run for US President in 2020 at last night’s VMAs.
After an extensive speech on accepting the Video Vanguard Award, Kanye told the audience: “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
Following the announcement, Miley said: “Trump, you had my vote… But now, Kanye West for president!”
The rap star gave an unexpected response when he met Caitlyn Jenner for the first time on her new TV series.
He has previously been accused of homophobia, however, and has a mixed record on LGBT issues.
West in 2009 said he “used to be scared to talk to a gay person” and clarified comments that gay people dress better than heterosexuals.
Watch the speech below:
— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
Read Kanye’s entire speech below:
First of all, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. Thank you. And I often think back to the first day I met you, also. You know, I think about when I’m in the grocery store with my daughter, and I have a really great conversation about fresh juice, you know? And at the end they say, “Oh, you’re not that bad after all!” And, like, I think about it sometimes like — it crosses my mind a little bit like when I go to a baseball game and 60,000 people boo me. It crosses my mind.
And I think if I had to do it all again, what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank a half a bottle of Hennessy and gave the rest to the audience? Y’all know y’all drink that bottle, too! If I had a daughter at that time, would I have went on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s?
You know, this arena tomorrow, it’s going to be a completely different setup, some concert, something like that. This stage will be gone. After that night, the stage was gone but the effect that it had on people remained. The problem was the contradiction. The contradiction is I do fight for artists. But in that fight, I somehow was disrespectful to artists. I didn’t know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing. I just — I sat at the Grammys and saw Justin Timberlake and Cee-Lo lose. Gnarls Barkley and The “Future Sex Love Sounds” album, and bro, Justin, I ain’t trying to put you on blast but I saw that man in tears, bro. You know. And I was thinking, like, he deserves to win Album of the Year.
And the small box that we are as the entertainers of the evening — how could you explain that? Sometimes I feel like, you know, all this about beef and all that, sometimes I feel like I died for the artist’s opinion, for the artist to be able to have an opinion after they were successful.
I’m not no politician, bro! And look at that. You know how many times MTV ran that footage again, because it got them more ratings? You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award because it got them more ratings? Listen to the kids, bro!
I still don’t understand award shows. I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life, one that sold records, sold concert tickets, to come stand on a carpet, and for the first time in their life be judged on a chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser. I don’t understand it, bro! I don’t understand when the biggest album or the biggest video — I’ve been conflicted, bro! I just wanted people to like me more.
2015! I will die for the arts, for what I believe in, and the art ain’t always going to be polite. Y’all might be thinking right now, I wonder, did he smoke some before he came out here? The answer is yes — I rolled up a little something, I knocked the edge off.
I don’t know what’s going to happen tonight. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, bro. But all I can say to my artists, my fellow artists: Just worry how you feel at the time, man. Just worry about how you feel and don’t never — you know what I’m saying? I’m confident. I believe in myself. We the millennials, bro. This is a new mentality. We not going to control our kids with brands. We’re not going to teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We gonna teach our kids that they can be something. We’re going to teach our kids that they can stand up for themselves. We’re going to teach our kids to believe in themselves.
If my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down. I don’t know what I stand to lose after this. It don’t matter, though, because it ain’t about me, it’s about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas, people who 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.