Adult: what are your political views

Me: Bro, bro, listen to the kids. Jeremy, I gotta put it down for a second. First of all, thank you Taylor for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. Thank you. And I often think back to the first day I met you also. I think about when I’m in the grocery store with my daughter and I have a really great conversation about fresh juice at the… you know. And at the end they say, “Oh you’re not that bad after all. And like, I think about it sometimes it crosses my mind a little bit when I go to a baseball game and 60,000 people boo me. It crosses my mind a little bit.And I think if i had to do it all again—what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank half a bottle of Hennessy and given the rest of it to the audience? Y'all know you drank that bottle, too. If I had a daughter at that time would I have went on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s? You know, this arena tomorrow is gonna be a completely different set up—some concert… This stage will be gone. After that night, the stage was gone but the effect that it had on people remained.The problem was the contradiction. The contradiction is that I do fight for artists but in that fight, somehow, was disrespectful to artists. I didn’t know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing, I sat at the Grammys and saw Justin Timberlake and CeeLo Green lose. Gnarls Barkley and the [FutureSex/LoveSound] album, and bro, Justin I’m not trying to put you on blast but I saw that man in tears, bro. And I was thinking he deserved to win album of the year. And the small box that we are of entertainers of the evening, how could you explain that?Sometimes I feel like you know all this shit they run about beef and all that, sometimes I feel like I died for the artist’s opinion, for the artist to have an opinion after they got successful. I’m not no politician bro, and look at that. You know how many times MTV ran that footage again? Because it got more ratings? Do you know how many times they announced Taylor was gonna give me this award? Because it got more ratings?Listen to the kids, bro.I still don’t understand award shows. I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life one sell records, sell concert tickets to come stand on a carpet and for the first time in they life be judged on a chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser. I don’t understand it bro. I do not understand when the biggest album or the biggest video I don’t understand. I’ve been conflicted bro. I just wanted people to like me more. But fuck that, bro. 2015. I will die for the art for what I believe in and the art ain’t always gonna be polite. 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. I don’t know what’s gonna happen tonight what’s gonna happen tomorrow bro but all I can say to my artists is just worry about how you feel at the time. I’m confident I believe in myself. We the millennials bro. This is a new mentality. We’re not gonna control our kids with brands. We’re not gonna tech low self esteem and hate to our kids. We’re gonna teach our kids that they can be something. that they can stand up for themselves. To believe in themselves and if my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down.I don’t know what I’m finna lose after this it don’t matter though because it ain’t about me, it’s about new ideas bro people with ideas people who believe in truth. and yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment I have decided in 2020 to run for president.

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Donald Trump:

Self-made white millionaire entrepreneur.
No background in politics.
“Speaks his mind” (abrasively racist).
Rapist.
Running for president in 2016.

Kanye West:

Self-made black millionaire artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur.
No background in politics.
“Speaks his mind” (T-Swift at the VMAs)
Announces that he wants to run for president in 2020.

Why is one completely taken seriously (Trump) and the other a loud, narcissistic, asshole that must be crazy to think that he could run for president? (West)

Sometimes I think about when I take my daughter to the grocery store
And people say
“maybe he’s not that bad after all”

It crosses my mind a lil bit like when I go to a baseball game
And I think if I had to think to have done it again what would I have done

Would I have worn a leather shirt?
Would I have drank half a bottle of Henessy and passed it to the audience
Y’all know y’all would have grabbed that bottle to
If I had a daughter would I had gone on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else
You know, this arena tomorrow it’s going to be
you know tomorrow there will be another set up
tomorrow the stage will be gone but the effect I have on people remain

The *gets emotional* problem was the contradiction
the contradiction is I fight for artists but in that fight I somehow…was disrespectful to artists I didn’t know how to say the right thing the perfect thing, I sat at the Grammys and saw Justin Timberlake and C-Lo lose! Sexy back album lose!

And  Justin I’m not trying to put you on blast but I saw him crying
and I thought he should’ve won album of the year!

In this small box that we are as entertainers of the evening
How could you explain that
Sometimes I feel like all this shit they run about beef and all that, sometimes I feel like
I think I died for artists to have an opinion.
To have an opinion after they are successful
I’m not no politician bro!

And look at that, You know how many times MTV ran that because it got them more ratings
THAT taylor was going to give me the award because it was going to get them more ratings

Listen to the kids bro!

I still don’t understand award shows, I don’t understand how they get 5 people their entire life, sold concerts, tickets, and for the first time be considered a loser.

I don’t understand it bro! I don’t understand when the biggest album. I’m conflicted,
I just wanted people to know me more! 2015! I will die for the art! For what I believe in! And the art might not always be polite!

I know some of y’all are thinking did he smoke a lil something before he got here
the answer is yes: I rolled up a lil something – I knocked the edge off.

i dont know what’s gonna happen tonight
I don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow
but all I can say is worry about how you feel at the time
And don’t never, know what i’m saying I’m I’m confident, we the millenialls bro, this is a new mentality, we’re not going to control our kids with brands, we’re not going to teach low self esteems, we’re going to teach them that they can stand for something, if my grandfather was here right now he would not let me back down

I don’t know what i’m finna lose after this, it don’t matter because it’s about ideas, people with ideas people who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment. I have decided in 2020 to run for president.