Kanye West and Ben Carson could end up being best friends, or maybe even running mates.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the rapper and producer gives an endorsement to Ben Carson, and makes it clear about his serious intentions of running for president in 2020.
“As soon as I heard Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him,” West said, referring to retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president Ben Carson.
When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like “I want to work with you.” As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.
What said oh definitely to running for president, and outlined what would take place in the next four years.
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.
This is going to be an amazing time coming up.