What is the deal with these award shows?
Kanye West held nothing back in his VMAs acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award, which ended with his announcement that he will run for president in 2020. But West’s complaints about celebrity culture, the music industry, and the nature of awards shows weren’t just completely spot-on. They sounded like a rough sketch of a comedy bit.
West was a standup comedian, and the VMAs were his audience. In fact, he didn’t sound all that different from another comedian who once had his own sitcom. Twitter account @Seinfeld2000 helped paint the picture by splicing parts of West’s speech together with the iconic Seinfeld bassline.