Kanye West has been on some other s*** for a while now. He’s been rocking the MAGA hat for damn near five years, touted his newfound political clout, and alienated a bunch of friends in his life. Oh, also, he’s become a gospel artist. So there’s that.
As you know, he recently announced his bid for Presidency, even though he’s super late and is ineligible for ballots in at least six states. We don’t even know if he’s officially even filed ANY paperwork.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION”
Now, he’s gone to Forbes to deliver a bizarre, newsworthy four-hour long interview about having COVID, Wakanda, and registering to vote…finally.
Hit the flip for the 12 wildest moments from the circus.
His love for Trump—but saying he lost confidence in him and won’t support him: “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation. […] It looks like one big mess to me,” he says. “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”
His love for…saxophones in the Trump Tower? “One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”
On registering to vote…today: “The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”
The God Electoral College: “Let’s see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it’s 2024—because God appoints the president. If I win in 2020 then it was God’s appointment. If I win in 2024 then that was God’s appointment.”
A COVID Vaccine? “It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them.”
His relationship with Kris Jenner: “It’s when I was being offered the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards at MTV. I remember being at my mom’s house, my mother-in-law, because my house was being worked on, she calls me ‘son’ and I call her ‘mom,’
Controlling the Black community…and cars: “Someone can say, ‘Hey, I got a brand new car for you, it’s across the street and you get so excited you run across the street and get hit by a car trying to run to your new car. That’s how they control the Black community, through emotions, they get us excited, we’re so excited, but then for 400 years the change doesn’t truly happen.”
Previewing some raps: “Well, God has already started the healing/This conversation alone is healing and revealing/We all need to start praying and kneeling… another bar after that, but when a rhyme comes together I’m going to complete it.”
…Torture porn: “Oh one other thing, Black History Month. That is torture porn because when that comes up what we do is we see—and by the way, if I get that vibe—that’s the process and we are going to a beautiful, uplifting, fun, creative process as a people, as America collectively, and show the world how great we are.”
Being sicker than Drake with COVID-19: “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!” (laughs)
Wakanda: “Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie in Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine—like big pharma—we are going to work, innovate, together.”
Superpowers: “That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans—I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free.”
You can read Kanye’s entire Forbes interview HERE.