Rapper first announced his intentions to run for office at the 2015 MTV VMAs
Kanye West has dodged questions about whether he still intents to run to be US President in 2020.
The rapper first launched his bid to run for office during an acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2015. West said at the time: “It’s not about me. It’s about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for President.”
He later reiterated his plans in an interview on BBC Radio 1, saying: “When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views. I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try to do it.”
West also spoke about his radical ideas for electoral reform in a Vanity Fair interview, explaining: “When I run for President, I’d prefer not to run against someone. 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.”
TMZ recently asked West at Los Angeles’ LAX airport if he will run against Trump in 2020, but the rapper remained tight-lipped about his plans. Watch in the video below.
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It was recently revealed that Kanye West has better odds of becoming the next President of the United States than Donald Trump did at the start of his campaign. Bookmaker Coral have put West’s odds of taking over from Trump in four years time at 100-1. Trump was originally priced at 150-1.