Rapper recently said he will run for office in 2020
Hillary Clinton has discussed Kanye West‘s aspiration of becoming US President in 2020, suggesting that he “might want to wait” as she would be looking to run for reelection if she succeeds in 2016.
The rapper announced that he will run for President in the 2020 election while accepting a prize at this year’s MTV VMAs.
Despite his wife Kim Kardashian stating that the announcement was “news” to her, West insists he is serious about the bid and that he has been considering it since 2010.
Speaking on an episode of Buzzfeed‘s Another Round podcast, Clinton said: “I’ve told Kanye that I think he might want to wait. Cause I’ll be running for reelection.”
The Democratic candidate also said she’d be open to giving West a political role under her regime: “I might want to give him some additional experience so he’s got, on all the other things he’s done on his resume, he’s got some kind of envoy role or something he could point to… I would not rule out anybody for Vice President”.
West spoke about his radical ideas for electoral reform in a recent Vanity Fair interview.
“When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone,” he said. “I would be like ‘I want to work with you.’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.”
In a recent interview with NME, Rihanna revealed that she is waiting for West to be free so she can finish recording her new album with him. Similarly, Justin Bieber has said that he too is working with West on new music that boasts a “New York vibe.”