Kanye West 'wanted as host for 2016 VMAs' after MTV bosses loved his 12-minute rambling speech that ended with news he plans to run for president

Before he runs for president, Kanye West may have another task to complete - hosting next year's VMAs.

The rapper, 38, announced he was running for president in 2020 during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday where he gave a 12-minute rambling speech after accepting a lifetime achievement award.

Now it's claimed MTV bosses are clamoring for him to host the event in 2016.

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Voted in: MTV bosses are reportedly hoping Kanye West will bring his presidential touch to the Video Music Awards in 2016 

Voted in: MTV bosses are reportedly hoping Kanye West will bring his presidential touch to the Video Music Awards in 2016 

According to TMZ, network producers were enamored of Kanye's off-the-cuff remarks that even criticized MTV and awards shows in general.

The performer, who's married to Kim Kardashian, was only supposed to speak for two minutes but the gossip website says the folks in the control room during the live telecast were told to let him go on without interruption.

Everyone thought it was extremely entertaining and after Kanye left the stage, an MTV honcho followed him to his dressing room and gushed about what he'd said.

Plenty to talk about: The rapper gave a rambling 12-minute speech after accepting a lifetime achievement award at Sunday's show in LA and it's claimed the network loved every second of it

Plenty to talk about: The rapper gave a rambling 12-minute speech after accepting a lifetime achievement award at Sunday's show in LA and it's claimed the network loved every second of it

Having Kanye host might not be that crazy an idea.

On Monday, Deadline.com reported that total viewing for the VMAs was down from last year.

The show brought in 9.8 million total viewers across 10 Viacom networks, down from last year's 10.3 million. 

Wrapping up his speech on Sunday, Kanye remarked: 'As you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.'

No-one was quite sure if he was serious since he'd admitted earlier that he had smoked a joint before heading up on stage.

‘Y'all might be thinking right now, 'I wonder did he smoke something before he came out here?' And the answer is yes, I rolled up a little something, I knocked the edge off,’ he told the audience.

Yeezus in the house: Kanye, who kissed wife Kim Kardashian before going on stage, surely has the ego to be able to hold his own as a VMA host and would likely to deliver an unpredictable awards show

Yeezus in the house: Kanye, who kissed wife Kim Kardashian before going on stage, surely has the ego to be able to hold his own as a VMA host and would likely to deliver an unpredictable awards show

Not unexpectedly, the declaration promptly reacted in spectacular style, with hilarious memes both supporting, and mocking, the outlandish star's latest step toward world domination.

One popular meme paid tribute to Kanye's wife Kim and her family's world famous reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

The image shows Kim and sisters Khloe and Kourtney striking a pose in front of the White House, as the new setting for their hit series.

Another was a play on the drama series The West Wing, with Kanye lining up alongside the stars of the acclaimed show, which has been renamed The Kanye West Wing.

While there was a mixed reaction to Kanye's presidential bid from the public, his family were quick to show their support with Khloe and Kylie Jenner both sharing Kanye for President posters on their social media accounts.

Chiming in: Proving his power to stir controversy, the internet lit up with reaction to news of his presidential bid

Chiming in: Proving his power to stir controversy, the internet lit up with reaction to news of his presidential bid

Support: His in-laws, though, appeared to take his announcement seriously

Support: His in-laws, though, appeared to take his announcement seriously

 

 

 

 

 

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