Kanye West Confirms 2020 Presidential Run in 'Vanity Fair'
After he said just that with a smile at the MTV Video Music Awards last month, he sat down with Vanity Fair and replied, "Oh, definitely" when the mag asked him if he was still considering running for office.
The reporter who interviewed Kanye, Dirk Stanley, told the "All Day" rapper he was surprised people didn't dismiss the idea when he said it at the show...to which Kanye agreed.
"Especially from the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of 'We don't like Kanye,'" Kanye said. "And then as soon as I said that, it was like, 'Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he's extremely thoughtful. Every time he's ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He's probably the most honest celebrity that we have.'"
"I didn't approach that because I thought it would be fun," he continued. "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. My dad has two masters' degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom's hand at Operation PUSH. I think it's time. Rap is great."
If Kanye wants to run for president, he's going to run for president. So, it will be interesting to see what happens when 2020 rolls around. Who knows, maybe Jaden Smith will be his campaign manager.