MTV Video Music Awards 2015: All The Winners, Kanye West Announces He's Running For President [WATCH]
Aug 31, 2015 07:30 AM EDT | By Maria Leonila Masculino
Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and some of the music industry's finest artists received their moon men at the recently-concluded 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Hosted by the outrageous and nip-slipping singer-actress Miley Cyrus, the VMA's has once again got everybody buzzing about its craziest and jaw-dropping moments.
The night's biggest winner, Taylor Swift took home four moon men: Video of The Year and Best Collaboration for "Bad Blood" featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar, and Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for "Blank Space".
Nicki Minaj won Best Hip-Hop Video for "Anaconda" and sparked a girl fight with the 22-year-old host at the end of her acceptance speech. Minaj called out Cyrus a "b**ch" on her recent comments about the Taylor-Nicki "catfight".
There isn't much of a catfight going on for Taylor and Nicki after all, since both winners went on stage in a surprise performance together. Taylor also ended her "Bad Blood" with three-time VMA winner Kanye West at the same stage she was dissed by the rapper while accepting her award six years ago.
The five-time VMA winner presented the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to the "Power" rapper, who was given recognition for his controversial, message-driven, cutting-edge and fashion-forward music videos.
After receiving his award, Kanye was overwhelmed and got into a passionate speech recalling what he has done to Taylor and what award shows generally meant for him after all these years.
"I still don't understand awards shows. I don't understand how they get five people who worked their entire life ... sold records, sold concert tickets to come stand on the carpet and for the first time in they life be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser! I don't understand it, bruh," he said.
"But f-k that, bro! 2015! I will die for the art! For what I believe in. And the art ain't always gonna be polite," he went on. "It's about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth.
With all intensity, Kanye went all the way to announcing his political plans. "And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president," West ended his speech before dropping the microphone.
Other winners include Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" for Best Male Video, Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman" for Best Rock Video, Big Sean's "One Man Can Change The World" for Video with Social Message, and Fetty Wap for the Artist to Watch award.