MTV wasn’t mad at Kanye West using a chunk of his 11-minute Video Vanguard Award acceptance speech to take shots at the network at Sunday night’s VMAs. In fact, they liked it so much they’re debating giving the entire broadcast over to Kanye next year.
According to TMZ, West hosting next year’s Video Music Awards is a concept that’s “on the table” at the network. Apparently, Kanye was only supposed to talk for two minutes, but the network let him go on because they loved his speech that much, even if he had some things to say about awards shows in general, and MTV in specific. After alluding to the infamous incident when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech at a previous VMA ceremony, West went on:
You know how many times MTV ran that footage again because it got them more ratings? You know how many times they announced Taylor was presenting 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, sold records, sold concert tickets, to come, stand on a carpet and for the first time in their life, be judged on a chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser. I don’t understand it bro! I don’t understand what the biggest album or the biggest video… I’m conflicted bro. I just wanted people to like me more.
But f*ck that, bro!