Recently announced presidential candidate Kanye West said in a recent interview that “God” was inspiring him to make the moves he believes will take him to the highest office in the land.
According to the DailyMail, West spoke to Nick Cannon and said that his actions, going back as far as more than 10 years ago when he famously interrupted Taylor Swift while she accepted an award, he was moving on the part of a higher power “giving [him] information.
“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!” the rapper infamously said at the time, which set off a longstanding feud between himself and the country and pop icon.
“Right now, God is giving me the information,” West told Cannon. If God ain’t want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn’t have sat me in the front row. I would’ve been sitting in the back. It wouldn’t have made it so ridiculous of an idea because I had never heard of this person before, and Single Ladies is, like, one of the greatest videos of all time. And I was only drinking Hennessy because I didn’t want to go to the awards show because it was a set-up.”
West shocked the nation when he announced that he planned to run for President just months ago, well into the regularly scheduled 2020 presidential campaigns. This was also a surprise thanks to his former dedication to President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Not only has West visited the president in the White House, his wife, Kim Kardashian West, worked closely with the administration on prison reform that has led to substantial change.
The rapper-turned-political candidate seems to be pointing the finger upward, for those who want a reason for his candidacy. That reason is not, according to West, due to any mental deficiencies. He does, however, admit that he started to “read the Bible” after a 2016 hospitalization over psychiatric issues and temporary.
“God brought me to my knees multiple times. The first time that I was put into the hospital in 2016, I actually started reading the Bible,” West told Cannon. “That was part of what God hit me with. You know, God has a calling on all of us and he uses us in different ways.”
The singer and clothing brand owner said that he considers his connection to God a potential liability saying that he doesn’t want to seem “uncool” to his fans that have made his business so successful.
“I’m not gonna lie to you, I like being cool. I didn’t go into an environment to come off uncool.”
West made headlines for his campaign again when he said during one of his rallies that he and wife Kim had almost aborted their oldest daughter, North. Some of the other things that the rapper said, seemingly off the cuff, seemed concerning and caused Kim to take to Instagram to address them.
She spoke about his bouts with mental illness, asking for privacy for her family, and essentially damning any credibility the candidate had up to that point. Doubtless, the likelihood that West would actually win the election was essential zero, however his plans didn’t so much as get a running start before his own mouth and his wife’s social media shot it between the eyes.
Perhaps America the Beautiful is as yet saved from seeing a rapper/businessman/social activist in it’s highest office for at least another four years.