Kanye West and the MTV Video Music Awards have a long and tempestuous history together. In 2009, West famously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to tell her that she didn’t deserve the trophy that was being bestowed upon her. A year later, he debuted “Runaway” on the MTV stage. Last year, Swift presented West with MTV’s Video Vanguard Award, and he accepted it with a rambling 11-minute speech that ended when he announced his candidacy for president. And on this year’s VMAs, which will air live on Sunday, Kanye West will get time to do whatever the fuck he wants.
TMZ reports that MTV producers are giving West four minutes on the VMA stage on Sunday night. They have no idea what he’s going to do. He hasn’t discussed it with them. Quoth TMZ: “He can rap, sing, dance or even just stay silent … and we’re told show producers are totally clueless which door he’ll pick.” There is no way to even guess what West will do, but if he has a Taylor Swift diss song on deck, this would certainly be the place to unveil it.