Kanye and Donald Trump are no longer for each other.
Kanye West spoke to Forbes about his July 4 tweet announcing his intention to run for president in what was described as “four hours of rambling interviews.” During the conversation, the polarizing figure of rap admitted that he just registered to vote for the first time while withdrawing his support for Donald Trump after publicly (and loudly) endorsing him for years.
“It seems like a big mess to me,”he said. “I don’t like that I realized he hid in the bunker… I’m taking off my red hat with this interview.”
“I’m not saying Trump is on my way, he can be part of my way,” he said. “And Joe Biden? Come on, man, please. You know? The Obama special. Trump is special. We say Kanye West is special. The United States needs special people to lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden is not special.”
Finally, Kanye says it was all the work of God, who will also determine who wins in the 2020 election.
“God gave me clarity and said it was time,” he said. “You know I was there, I ended up in the hospital, people called me crazy. I am not crazy. Among all the influences and positions in which we can put ourselves as musicians: you go on tour, you take out all these albums, you search and you don’t have money in your account.”
“Let’s see if the appointment is in 2020 or if it is 2024, because God appoints the president. If I win in 2020, it was God’s appointment. If I win in 2024, that was the appointment of God.”
Kanye discussed other topics, including COVID-19, George Floyd, abortion (he’s pro-life), capital punishment, and police killings. He also revealed his campaign slogan, which is simply “YES”.