Katy Perry loves Kanye West as an artiste but doesn't want him in the White House: ‘We need a pro’
Katy Perry has revealed that though she loves Kanye West as an artiste, she does not want to see him as the president of America. In a Friday, July 10-interview with Hits Radio, the 35-year-old singer spoke about her thoughts on the 2020 presidential election. She also opened up about West’s possible bid. “What we’ve learned looking back is that the presidential job is best suited for someone with experience and that is a pro in their field,” Perry said. She added: “I think we have seen and learned from experience that when we don’t have pros in position, that it can get a little wild. I love Kanye, he is amazing. I just, you know, I love him as an artiste. And I think he’s an incredible disruptor as an artist and a conversation-maker as an artist. And that’s what I love the most about him.”
West lit the internet on fire on the Fourth of July after announcing that he is running for president of America in 2020. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION,” the rapper wrote on Twitter. After announcing his possible bid, the 43-year-old also gave an interview to Forbes on Wednesday, July 8, in which he revealed his anti-abortion and anti-vaxxer stands which seemed to be at odds with wife Kim Kardashian’s famously pro-choice views. “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible,” West told Forbes. Over “four rambling hours of interviews”, he slammed Planned Parenthood that provides reproductive health care in the US and globally, saying: “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by White supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” adding that he is “pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible”. West also opened up about his anti-vaxxer stand as he told the publication: “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-19 is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast.” The ‘Jesus is King’ singer stated, “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.”
During the interview, West also claimed that he contracted coronavirus in February. “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers and looking at videos telling me what I'm supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me,” West described his experience with the deadly virus while clarifying that his Covid-19 illness had nothing to do with his run for the presidency. “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time,” West added.