Kanye West Is Really, Really Serious About His 2020 Presidential Run

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Brace yourselves for 2020, folks. Kanye for President is happening. The rapper/designer/Steve Jobs torch-carrier told Vanity Fair that he is dead-serious about running for president in 2020. "I didn’t approach [the announcement at the VMAs] because I thought it would be fun," he explained. "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." "Rap is great," he continued. "It’s fun. It’s fun to be a rock star, and I’ll never not be one I guess, but there’ll be a point where I become my mother’s child. With all the things I’ve done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what’s the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents’ child." Okay, that's pretty sweet. West also said he's received some positive feedback about his White House plans. "Especially from the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of, 'We don’t like Kanye,'" he said, referring to the response. "And then as soon as I said that, it was like, 'Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.'" North West's dad didn't go into detail about his specific platform, but he does have a firm stance on one key issue. "Sweatshirts are fucking important," the fashion plate told the magazine. "That might sound like the funniest quote ever. How can you say all this stuff about running for president in 2020 and then say sweatshirts are important? But they are. Just mark my words. Mark my words like Mark Twain." POTUS Yeezus says the darndest things.

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