“If I decide to do it, it will be done, I’m not going to try,” Kanye said, echoing a similar announcement to run for president in 2020, at 2015’s VMAs. “Yes, 100 percent it could happen... 2024.” And his preferred party name? The Birthday Party.
The rapper also went into some potential policy decisions, showing support for current US economic policy with an assertion that “Trump ain’t fuckin’ up the paper”. He did put some distance between himself and the current president as well, though, stating he didn’t agree with other policies, reflecting the recent apology for his ongoing and controversial Trump support.
Kanye highlighted healthcare as another primary concern if he was president, saying: "I'm going to make sure the medical industry flourishes.”
Politically, Kanye identified himself as a centrist in the interview. “For someone to say you can't ride with both sides... it's like a modern idea of gang banging or something," he explained. “It's divisions. We don't need to think in divisions. We need to think in arms because we're actually one race, one people, one civilization.”
Will we see Mr West in the Oval Office in 2024? Stranger things have happened in the last few years, just saying.