Kanye West hasn’t forgotten that he’s running for President of the United States in 2020. West, who took to the stage during iHeartRadio festival, reminded everyone that he was serious about his speech that he made at the VMA awards.
During the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Kanye took to the stage to perform his Paul McCartney song, “Only One.” During the performance he said the word 2020, which meant that West remembered his alarming speech about his bid for Presidency.
The news of his bid for President made the headlines, and became such a media frenzy that actual presidential candidates were asked about Kanye West’s speech. While Hillary Clinton was on Extra, she was asked about West.
At the time, Clinton gave West advice for when he runs for President: “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.”
It sounds like Clinton actually enjoyed her meeting with West and his wife, Kim Kardashian. Back in August, she told Extra, “I really enjoyed meeting her. I really found her to be warm and very personable. She had a nice way of introducing her husband, as if I didn’t know who he was.”
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As for other endeavors Kanye has already tried to conquer, his career as a fashion icon hasn’t quite panned out. While his sneaker line sells like hot cakes, As the Inquisitr reported, he still isn’t getting the respect he needs from the people who count. In the world of fashion, West is still an outsider.
Kanye’s Yeezy fashion line was not well received when he debuted his collection at New York Fashion Week. Horyn gave a review for New York Magazine, and said said the tops “looked like Spanx” and the models looks made her think of “POWs.”
She went on to say, “The military conceit was apt, given the mind-lock that Kanye has managed to put on the fashion world. This second round of drab, broken-down basics proved he can’t be taken seriously as a designer, but nevertheless many people in fashion do seem to take West seriously — they keep showing up expectantly for his performances — and that makes them fools. Because they wouldn’t bother with this stuff if it were offered by an unknown, and if it’s the spectacle they seek, it changes as little as the clothes.”
At least West always has the White House to set his sights on.
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