Kanye for... erm, President?

Rapper Kanye West announced at this year’s VMAs that he will run for President in 2020.

FILE: Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West. Picture: Getty Images/AFP.

NEW YORK - He may have stated his intentions to run for president of the United States in 2020, but questions abound as to just how serious Kanye West is.

The rapper overshadowed the night's big winners at the MTV Video Music Awards, which included Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, by making this announcement while making his acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

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Kanye West admitted to smoking "a little something", before taking to the stage to deliver his speech, but there may just be more to it.

It appears the website 'kanyeforpresident' was registered in April this year and social media is full of that hashtag, along with 'kanye2020'.

Many say that if reality TV star Donald Trump can run, and be popular in the polls, then the idea of the rapper making a bid for president isn't too far off.

Meanwhile, this year's VMAs stuck to the age-old tradition of offering an added measure of controversy with rapper Nicki Minaj tucking in on her equally controversial fellow entertainer, and the awards hostess, Miley Cyrus.

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Naturally, fans took to social media to pick their side of the ring.