Remember when Kanye West announced that he’s running for President (as in of the United States) in 2020? Well, it turns out it’s true, and Kim Kardashian may end up the First Lady because he is running for office for real!
Vanity Fair asked Kanye if he is “still thinking of running in 2020” to which West responded, “Oh, definitely.”
“I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun,” he said. “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.”
In addition to confirming his presidential bid, he also touched on the importance of sweatshirts, because after all, this is a Kanye interview.
But not so fast! Kanye wants you to know that he is not a politician, despite running for office.
“I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all,” he admitted. “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.”
The rapper/designer also spoke about his own political beliefs, which support Republican candidate Ben Carson.
“When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like ‘I want to work with you,’” he explained. “As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.”