Is Kanye West Still Planning On Running For President In 2020?

"When I talk about the idea of being president, I'm not saying I have any political views." Oh boy.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Kanye West's 2015 VMA speech was truly an iconic moment in pop culture history. Not only was his acceptance of the Video Vanguard Award outrageously long, it ended with Kanye announcing that he'd be running for president in 2020 and then literally dropping the mic and walking off stage.

If he was going for drama, he succeeded, but was he actually serious? Shortly after the awards, he reaffirmed his interest during a Vanity Fair interview, saying he's "definitely" still planning to run.

Well, it's been almost a year now, and Kanye still has his eye on the position of POTUS. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 earlier this week, Kanye confirmed that, even though he wouldn't consider himself a political person, he's still interested.

"When I talk about the idea of being president, I'm not saying I have any political views," he elaborated. "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," West continued. "I'm going to try to do it."

You know what? It's hard to be mad at his motives, even if the country would go to hell. Sure, the idea of Keeping Up With The Kardashians being filmed in the White House makes me break out in a cold sweat, but there are plenty of other ways someone with his platform and money can make a difference in the world. If this whole "leader of the free world" thing doesn't work out, maybe he can look into non-profit work. We believe in you, Kanye! 

[Photo: Getty Images]


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