VMAs 2015: You can already buy ‘Kanye West for president’ t-shirts

Expect to hear the words 'KANYE 2020' a lot this year

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It’s been just a few hours since Kanye West announced his presidential run at that bastion of serious political debate, the MTV Video Music Awards, but supporters (and savvy e-sellers) are already rallying behind him.

A plethora of Kanye 2020 t-shirts have already been designed and made available for sale on eBay, with baseball caps surely to follow.

I don’t know what I finna lose after this,” Kanye said during a lengthy speech at the ceremony. “It don’t matter though, because it’s not about me. It’s about ideas, bro, new ideas, people with ideas, people who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020, to run for president.”

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His political plans are slightly more ambitious than that of his peer Kendrick Lamar, who previously rapped “I should probably run for mayor [of Compton] when I’m done to be honest” on his track King Kunta.

Whether Kanye is serious about his presidential run remains to be seen, given how frequently he changes his mind about things, but it’s not such an unrealistic prospect given Arnold Schwarzenegger served as Governor of California and Donald Trump is a serious candidate for Republican presidential nominee.

@christophhooton

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