August 30, 2015 11:23 PM EDT

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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