Reality television star Kim Kardashian has weighed-in on the hype her hip-hop husband Kanye West recently sparked by announcing his intent to run for president in 2020.
During an “Ellen” talk show appearance, Kim K did not hold back on Kanye’s now-infamous announcement.
“I believe he is serious and I know if he puts his mind to something he’ll do his best… it’s been fascinating just hearing all of the conversations that have gone on since that announcement,” Kim said. “I don’t know if that was planned and I just didn’t know about it or if he came up with that idea right then and there.” (“Ellen”)
Last week, Republican candidate Ben Carson spoke on Kanye’s intent to run for president.
“I did have an opportunity to talk with him. I was extremely impressed with his business acumen. He knows a lot about business. I talked to him about the possibility of maybe himself and some of the other people in pop culture doing some music that might be uplifting that might give young women a sense of their value and young men a sense of responsibility. I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society.” (“This Week”)
In a new Vanity Fair interview, Kanye talked about announcing his candidacy in the 2020 presidential election at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards.
“And then as soon as I said that, it was like, “Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.” I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom’s hand at Operation PUSH. I think it’s time. Rap is great.” (Vanity Fair)
Recently, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton weighed in on Kanye possibly running for head of state in 2020.
Hillary Clinton has some advice for Kanye West if he runs for President: Wear sensible shoes. “Well, if I’m going for my second term, to wait four years, but if I’m not … be sure he has comfortable shoes because there’s a lot of walking involved,” she said during an interview with Extra when asked what advice she had for the hip-hop star. (NY Daily News)