Kanye West arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, in New York, May 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) (Charles Sykes)

Take a look at 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West's political and religious views over the last decade

Watch this video of the time West said "Bush doesn't care about black people," wore a Confederate Flag and more

Janet Upadhye
September 1, 2015 6:00PM (UTC)

A stoned Kanye West shocked the crowd at MTV's VMA awards Sunday night by announcing his presidential bid in the 2020 elections.

The Grammy-winning rapper told the audience that he's "No Politician, Bro!" but this isn’t the first time he has dabbled in talk of politics ("racism is a dated concept," "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and that time he wore the Confederate Flag).


Take a look back at West's most politically-charged moments over the last decade.

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