Yes, I watched the Video Music Awards. And yes, I saw Kanye West's reception of the Video Vanguard Award. He was looking at the audience, and the audience was looking at him. Everyone was like, 'what the hell is he gonna do.' It was an extreme oddity at the very least. Kanye takes what seems like an hour to explain his awkward first encounter with Taylor Swift during the infamous VMA where he snatches the microphone away from her. He rambles on, and he rambles on...then all of a sudden he goes all Kanye 2020 on us.
Now, we all regress to our normal "Kanye's crazy" mentality. But at the same time, with the recent success of Donald Trump's campaign for president, we are reminded that even the presidency is a popularity contest. It's like high school all over again. I mean, the guy isn't serious is he? Is he??
Well, in Kanye's world he's probably dead serious. We also know that the odds of he winning such a thing is a probability that can only be seen in the movies. But then there's the ongoing success of Trump. But still, it's Kanye... And all of a sudden, 2016 seems far less interesting.