After inspiring a storm of outrageously funny memes at the MTV Video Music Awards by announcing his intention to take part in the presidential race in 2020, Kanye West may now be the butt of more jokes.
The 38-year-old rapper could be the guest of honor (or not) in the next round of Comedy Central Roast. West caught the attention of the bosses as a potential celebrity next in line to appear on the playful albeit mocking show, reports HollywoodLife.com. A source reportedly told the publication that, “They want their next Roast to be Kanye West.” And it seems that “they are confident” about it.
The Grammy-winning artist gave a 12-minute-long acceptance speech for receiving the Video Vanguard Award, ironically, from Taylor Swift, 25. It was almost comical, as West also admitted to smoking a joint backstage. But what really surprised everyone was his finale, when he announced his bid for presidency and dropped the mic before making a dramatic exit off the stage. This will, without a doubt, be one of the central jabs taken at the R&B star in the Roast, along with the fact that he is married to controversial reality celebrity, Kim Kardashian.
Furthermore, Viacom, the company that owns Comedy Central, is also MTV’s parent company and are allegedly very confident about roping Kanye West in for the show.
Given West’s infamous reputation for claiming to take himself very seriously, the opportunity to put himself up for ridicule seems unlikely, although it might be misinterpreted.
If the star does agree, he will be next in line after Justin Bieber’s high television rating roast by Shaquille O’Neal, Martha Stewart, Ludacris, and Will Farrell (as his alter-ego Ron Burgundy).
“Kanye West ‘to appear on next Comedy Central Roast’ after announcing he’s running for President in 2020,” Daily Mail web site, September 4, 2015.