By Nolan Feeney
August 31, 2015

If you thought Taylor Swift presenting Kanye West with the Video Vanguard Award would be the strangest part of the night given their history, you were wrong: West stole the show at a ceremony that already had plenty of show-stealing moments by delivering a long, seemingly improvised speech in which he ended by joking—we think?—that he would be running for president in 2020.

Here’s a rough transcript of his speech, which may have some errors:

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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