Kanye West announces his decision to run for president


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Kanye West performs at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Evan Moreland, Round Table sports editor

On Sunday night, Kanye West was on stage being awarded the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. His acceptance speech began with some rambling about the incident that he was involved in at the 2009 VMAs, where he leaped up onto the stage, interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech and claimed that Beyonce should have won Swift’s award. He went on to explain how the incident boosted the popularity of both his and Swift’s respective careers. West then rambled into his biggest comment of the night: stating that he would be running for president in 2020.

“I thought his speech was better this year than in prior years.” said Middletown High School senior Nate Spector. “It’s better to be scrambled than to be a jerk.”

“It’s hilarious obviously he won’t become president, but he puts on a good show,” said MHS senior Jesse McMullen.

MHS junior Connor Stevens said Kanye West would be a horrible president considering the fact he already has a huge sense of entitlement.

MHS senior Ed Gurrero said on the topic of Kanye West “it’s lit.”