Goed, dit hadden we kunnen weten, want maakt Kanye West ooit grappen over zijn eigen carrière? Nee.
Zijn speech over zijn plannen om president te worden tijdens de VMA's was dus bloedserieus en geen spur of the moment, zo blijkt nu uit een interview met Vanity Fair.
'I think that the world can be helped through design. Because we don’t just sit up there and read the fucking lookboard. We look at it and we ask hours and hours and hours of questions, and the better people that you have in the room and the more information you have, the better opportunity you have of making a great decision and of creating a great proposal that people will connect to. I want everyone to win. When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like “I want to work with you.” As soon as I heard Ben Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.'
De interviewer zegt daarop: 'Sounds like a presidential stump speech to me. Are you still thinking of running in 2020?', waarna Kanye reageert met: 'Oh, definitely'.
Verder vervolgt Kanye:
'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.'
Woa. Lees het hele interview hier.