The BBC interview, which took place over the weekend, will run in full Monday afternoon. But Consequence of Soundhas a snippet of the transcript, via the BBC.
“We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July,” says West. “We’re numb to places on the Earth that we don’t live — like our life is okay but it’s okay for other people’s lives to not be okay.”
He adds: “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.”
In other news, the BBC reports that West also “wants to work with IKEA.” So that’s one head start on foreign policy.