Kanye reiterates 2020 presidential run: ‘I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity’


We’re less than 100 days from what should be a historic presidential election and — wait, hold up, I’d let myself finish, but the 2020 election will be the greatest of all time.

That’s because Kanye West fully expects to be right in the middle of things. At the MTV Video Music Awards last year, West shocked the crowd when he revealed interest in running for president of the United States in the election following this upcoming one. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, West is not backing down from his promise. Look out, Hillary or Donald.

The BBC interview, which took place over the weekend, will run in full Monday afternoon. But Consequence of Sound has 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.