Rapper is 'serious' about his political aims, Kardashian claims
Kanye West‘s wife Kim Kardashian says she wasn’t aware that her husband was going to announce his intention on running for office in 2020.
The rapper announced that he will to run to be President in the 2020 election while accepting a prize at this year’s MTV VMAs.
Now, speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (September 30), Kardashian claims that it was “news to me”.
“That wasn’t a discussion in our household,” the reality TV star said. “That’s a big thing to not talk to your wife about.”
West repeated his intention to run for office in an interview with Vanity Fair recently, with Kardashian stating that she “believe[s] he is serious”.
“I know if he puts his mind to something, he’ll do his best,” added Kim. “It’s been fascinating to hear all the conversations that have gone on since that announcement. I don’t know if that was planned and I just didn’t know about it or if he came up with that idea right then and there.”
“I think it would be so much fun to be in the White House. I was joking with him. I was like, ‘You’re gonna have to make it to a second term ’cause he loves redecorating. You’re gonna wanna redo the whole White House and we’re not gonna be able to enjoy it, so we’re just gonna have to go with the flow.’”
West spoke about his radical ideas for electoral reform in his 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.”