Kanye West is not shy or afraid of the camera – any camera. He’s also not shy with his opinions (crazy or not), his public or private life, and West is certainly not afraid to voice any thought that happens to come into his head.
If you are not living under a rock you may have heard that at this year’s VMAs on August 30, Kanye West announced his run for President in 2020, among many many other things. It could be said that he hid is political goals well in the past years, but it shouldn’t be said that it was unexpected. Starting from entertainment’s humble beginnings, he worked himself through the ranks going from beats maker, to music producer, to singer/songwriter, to clothing designer, to husband of Kim Kardashian. What else could he possibly do to become more famous? Easy; announce your future political run.
West’s presidential stage presence might be simple and minimalist, much like the man himself. He’s a vocal man, a rambling man, and he likes to have the stage to himself and all eyes on him. A picture captured of Kanye at the awards show may have set it up perfectly.
Kanye will not be alone in his run, however, as his equally (although not as superficially) famous vice president has possibly been chosen. In 2009, Kanye took over the stage from Taylor Swift to announce (drunkenly) that it was Beyonce who was deserving of the award, not Tay. As all good politicians do, T Swift rose above and chose to move on, going as far as to present West with his 2015 Moon Man. West, in turn, rewarded her with a near 10 minute speech and an impressive block of white roses. Don’t most political partnerships stem from some sort of altercation or issue? Vanity Fair seems to think Swift would be a perfect fit. Taylor Swift, herself announced to the world her willingness to run alongside the famed rapper by using the hashtag, #KayTay2020.
Not only is West getting his cabinet members in order, he is also collecting votes five years in advance. Among the list of celebrities announcing their support is Ice Cube. As he talked with Daily Mail Australia he let Kanye know that he is a supporter. “Who better than Kanye?”
Who better indeed.
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