Rapper, mogul and “fashion designer” Kanye West has said in the past that he would seriously consider a bid for the White House in 2020.
In an interview with BBC radio this week, Yeezy confirmed he will run in 2020.
“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” he told Mac. “I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the (the) truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time to somehow make a difference while I’m still alive, I’m all for it.”
There once was a time when an arrogant, rich man who often depicts himself onstage as a hip-hop Jesus running for the White House seemed ridiculous. That time was as recent as 10 days ago. Now that America has elected an orange reality tv star to serve as its leader, all bets are off the table.
Could Kanye win in 2020? I don’t know. Pigs have been flying around since last Tuesday. Nothing seems out of the realm of possibility anymore.
Kanye’s Twitter supporters seem excited about the idea, at least.
I’m ready #Kanye2020 pic.twitter.com/LA9tEhAbMK
— Meghan (@Megnug) November 9, 2016
#kanye2020 isn’t a joke anymore
If white people wanna elect joke candidates two can play at that game
— FIONA (@BigHPrivateEye) November 9, 2016
Kanye running for president doesn’t seem so ridiculous anymore #kanye2020
— B (@psychobellz) November 9, 2016
If Melania can be First Lady so can Kim #Kanye2020
— Blessing (@BlaqueSista) November 9, 2016
Since we electing people with no experience… #kanye2020
— saf. (@_safiyaaaax) November 9, 2016
I couldn’t vote this year but #kanye2020 pic.twitter.com/yaJBoxlzcY
— Cori (@Cooorri) November 9, 2016
Don’t worry America, only 4 years until you’re saved by Yeezus Christ #Kanye2020
— Isaac Cotton (@softandfluffy) November 9, 2016
Wake me up 4 years from now so I can vote for Yeezy. #kanye2020
— L.A.J (@IsaiahPerry94) November 8, 2016