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We Asked An Expert If Kanye West Could Become President


If there’s one thing we’ve sadly learned from Trump’s Presidential win, it’s that anything is possible, and that could even include Kanye West as the future president of the United States.

At the 2015 MTV Music Awards, Kanye West was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by Taylor Swift and was reportedly given ten minutes to say, well, whatever he wanted. In what quickly became one of the biggest pop culture moments of the year, West gave an emotional, jarring speech that closed with the rapper announcing that he would be running for President in 2020.

Much host Tyrone Edwards sat down with political strategist Will Stewart to determine the likelihood of a West presidency and whether the world is ready for Kim Kardashian West as the future FLOTUS.

As with many things West says, it’s not always clear whether the controversial artist is serious or simply trying to be provocative. His comments on the political climate in the US seemed to die down following the 2015 awards show, but in 2016, West again made headlines. This time, West angered many fans when he told the crowd at his LA concert in November that had he voted in the 2016 election, his pick for president would have been Donald Trump.


West was hospitalized for exhaustion soon after the comment and cancelled the remaining dates of his St. Pablo Tour. In one of his first public sightings since leaving the hospital, West again shocked fans by meeting with Donald Trump at the Trump Towers in New York, where West says the two ‘longtime’ friends discussed “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago”—which is West’s hometown.




West seemed to have a change of heart for running for office in 2020, possibly because his ‘longtime friend’ Donald Trump will be eligible to run again. On December 13, the same day West and Trump met, West tweeted #2024, stirring rumours that he intended to run for president in eight years.


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