Kanye West is a man of many talents and he apparently believes that running a country is one of them. After announcing he would run for president of the United States during his emotional VMA acceptance speech, the world is left shocked and puzzled – does he really plan on getting involved in politics and attempting to become one of the most important U.S. politicians?
Before we hear from Kanye again (which, we are sure, is about to happen any day now), here are 5 epic moments that just might be proof enough that West is dead serious about wanting to become the U.S. president:
1. Instead of staying on topic during NBC’s 2005 A Concert for Hurricane Relief, Kanye decided to speak about racial matters and even accused George Bush of ‘hating black people.’ Although he later apologized for the incident, it’s pretty clear that West has no problem whatsoever speaking his mind.
2. Although not many celebs find midterm elections interesting, the rapper definitely thinks they are ‘extremely important.’ He tweeted those words and urged his followers to get out and take a vote in 2014.
3. While he had something of a crush on President Barack Obama, West bragged how he spoke with Obama on the phone on a regular basis. Too bad the feelings were not mutual – the President not only denied that but also called him a ‘jackass’ for interrupting Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech in 2009.
4. Following the killing of two unarmed black men while they were in police custody, West expressed his support for the #BlackLivesMatter protest on Twitter, writing that “600,000 people rallied for justice on Dec. 13th.”
5. Since both he and his wife Kim Kardashian are huge supporters of Hilary Clinton (they have endorsed her), Kanye doesn’t want to interfere with her campaign – he will not run for president while she’s still in the race.