Kanye West is serious about running for president, you guys. The rapper dropped a bomb on us during this year’s VMAs when he announced that he was planning to run for president in 2020. Most people’s reactions were along the lines of “why not?” After all, if Donald Trump is leading in the polls for the Republican party with his ridiculous, xenophobic platform, a Yeezy candidacy doesn’t at all seem too farfetched.
But Kanye didn’t make the announcement just to stir the pot. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he admits he’s really trying to lead our country. “I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do,” he said. Hey guys, a lot can happen in five years.
Though Kanye has no political experience and admits he hates politics, he feels his presence in the White House would be good for the country because he is a creative person. “The whole point is to have someone [in office] that’s creative, that’s around amazing creatives. This is my theory: I think the world can be helped through design, so it’s very important that I stay around creative, forward thinkers. It’s very important that I continue to design, to be in practice of trying to make the best decisions possible. I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings. I just want everyone to win, that’s all I can say, and I think we can. . . . I think the words ‘dreamer’ and ‘passionate’ diminish my will to execute. Because to be passionate about something or to dream about something does not say that it was executed.” See guys? Art, music and fashion will balance the deficit, rebuild the middle class, solve mass incarceration and bring peace to the Middle East.
We’re looking forward to learning more about Kanye’s platform as it develops.
[via Vanity Fair]