Kanye West Says 2024 Run for President 100 Percent Could Happen
Kayne West is said to be “serious” about the conduct of the president, according to his friend John Legend.
On Friday, Wootton, host of his namesake podcast, sat down with the Legend and the singer revealed that his good friend, the presidential ambitious were something to take seriously.
“He said it multiple times,” Legend told Wootton on the podcast. “I think he seriously is.”
The legend further, “He’s never told me anything about what the party. I think that he would run as an independent, but he’s never told me anything about which party he would run. But he said multiple times that he is interested in running for the president.”
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The Grammy Award-winning artist went on to say that the West is the future of interest in politics is perhaps also the reason why he likes to connect with the current president, Donald Trump.
“I think that that’s part of the reason why he is like Trump is because I think he will see some aspects of themselves in Trump and Trump winning makes it feel like he could also,” Legend explained.
Back in April, the West created a lot of social media controversy when he openly spoke of his admiration and support of Trump on Twitter. The rapper later commented that he faced a lot of backlash after he shared a photo of himself with a BIG hat. And while many celebrities attacked West on Twitter, Legend decided to personally reach out to his friend via text message.
my MAGA hat is signed ?????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
The legend sent the text to West and asks him to “reconsider aligning” himself with Trump and was shocked when the rapper and fashion designer shared his message on Twitter with his 28 million followers.
The west will share the text on Twitter without any commentary, Legend, admitted to being “baffled” by his actions, but he decided that he was glad people knew he had directly addressed the topic.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 26, 2018
“So many people were worried that Kanye was saying the things he said and that there are not people who are advising him otherwise,” the Legend said. “So a part of me was happy that people saw that I told him the truth and told him how I felt and I was proud of everything I said to him. I was shocked that he posted it, but I was proud of everything I said and stand behind everything I said one hundred percent.”
After their disagreement, the two showed that despite their differences, their friendship was still intact. Two days after West shared his friend’s text message on Twitter, he took to social media again to share a photo of the two together.
West tweeted, “We have the love. Not agree.”
We have the love. Not even pic.twitter.com/kaTcPYH0zL
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 28, 2018
And though Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, are known to often speak out against the Trump administration -, West-and his wife, Kim Kardashian, seemed to be embracing.
Kardashian also has the headings for her trips to the White House to work with the president about the forgiveness that the long prison sentences associated with drug offenses.
On June 6, Kardashian’s plea for Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother, who at the time was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction, resulted in Johnson’s sentence is commuted by Trump, and they are released from prison.
It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I met in prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. It is time for REAL systemic change pic.twitter.com/kdKr8s6lJW
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 5, 2018
The reality star back to the White House on Wednesday and told the fans that, after Johnson’s release, she was inspired to help.
“It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I met in prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one,” tweeted Kardashian. “It is time for REAL systemic change.”
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