Ice Cube backs Kanye West presidential bid

He wouldn't run as a vice-presidential candidate, though, as he's "too busy to help everyone"

Ice Cube has joined Taylor Swift in throwing his backing behind Kanye West’s 2020 presidential bid, though unlike Swift, the rapper isn’t interested in becoming the vice president.

Speaking to The Daily Mail whilst promoting the N.W.A movie Straight Outta Compton, Cube said “I’m voting for Kanye, who is better than Kanye that would run?”

“‘If that’s what it is, that’s what it is,” he added. “No matter who is the president, you got to all get up and go to work in the morning.”


Asked if he would like to stand beside Kanye West in his bid, though Ice Cube responded: “I’m not into politics like that. You know, I’m into helping my people get over the hump. I don’t have time to help everybody.”

Earlier today, Taylor Swift hinted she might be interested in running as West’s presidential running mate, tweeting “Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs” after Kanye sent her a post-VMAs bunch of flowers.

Donald Trump and the White House have also offered their thoughts on West’s presidential bid.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Trump said “He’s a nice guy, I hope to run against him one day,” while White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest joked he’s “looking forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat”, according to ABC.