Kanye West once again captured the headlines of the media when he recently announced his plans to run for president. In a recent interview described as “four hours of rambling interviews” West spoke with Forbes about a wide range of topics regarding his plans to run for president, no longer supporting Trump, having COVID-19, Black History Month, being anti-vaccination and more. Below are some quotes from the interview along with the link to the full article.
Kanye stated he does plan to run this year 2020 but he wouldn’t be running for the Democrat or Republican party, instead opting for a slogan called “Birthday Party” (because when he wins it’s everybody’s birthday) making further comments on the current president and previous ones West said “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
On his previous support for Trump West said
“Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.“
“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious.That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it. Next question.“
On having COVID-19
“Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!“
On Police Killings
“One of my to-do lists is to end police brutality. The police are people too. To end laws that don’t make sense. Like, in the George Floyd case, there was a Black guy that went to jail and it was his first day on the force. So if it’s your first day on the force and it’s your training day, and this OG accredited cop with 18 violations already starts filing out, are you going to jump in front of that person and lose your job that same day? Especially in this climate when 40,000 people lost their jobs? This man was put in a position where—and also he probably didn’t realize that the cop was going to take it that far, he probably was so scared, in shock, paralyzed, like so many Black people. I’m one of the few Black people that would speak openly like this.“
Read the full interview here.