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Kanye: VMAs host in 2016? Not so fast

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On a night when Nicki Minaj teamed up with Taylor Swift and also put Miley Cyrus on blast, it was Kanye West who might have struck the biggest chord during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper, who won this year’s Video Vanguard Award, gave an impassioned speech that touched on his past, his present, and his future. “As you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president,” West said on Sunday night. (He has the support of the Democratic National Committee if it comes to that.)

But despite West’s show-stopping moment, are there even bigger VMAs moments in his future? On Monday, TMZ reported that West was being considered as host for next year’s ceremony. Maybe don’t start planning the drinking games just yet, however: A source close to MTV tells EW that West wasn’t specifically mentioned as a candidate thus far, but added that nothing is off the table at the moment.

If things don’t work out, it’s doubtful West will mind too much. “I still don’t understand awards shows,” he said during his speech on Sunday. “I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life, one sold record sold concert tickets, to come stand on the carpet and for the first time in their life be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser. I don’t understand it, bro!”

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