Kanye West given four minutes ‘free reign’ at MTV VMAs 2016 to ‘do whatever he pleases’

Rapper returns to awards event in New York this weekend

Kanye West has reportedly been given four minutes of air time at this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards to “do with as he pleases”.

The 2016 MTV VMAs will take place on August 28 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Last year’s event saw West receive an award from Taylor Swift and declare that he is running for President in 2020.

TMZ now reports that a “source close to production” confirmed that West will be given “free reign” at this year’s ceremony.


“He can rap, sing, dance or even just stay silent,” the report claims. “Show producers are totally clueless which door he’ll pick.”


In 2009, West famously interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech. Their feud recently reignited after West referred to her as “that bitch” in the lyrics of his song ‘Famous’.

During his 13 minute-long acceptance speech last year, West discussed his bewilderment with award shows: “I still don’t understand award shows. I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life, won, sell records, sell concert tickets, to come, stand on a carpet and for the first time in their life, be judged on the chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser.”

He continued: “I don’t know what I finna lose after this. It don’t matter, though; It’s not about me. It’s about ideas. New 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.”