Kanye West wants Jay-Z to be his running mate though they haven't talked in 'like thousand years'
Kanye West wants Jay-Z to be his running mate in the upcoming presidential election in November. During an appearance on Charleston radio station Z93 Jamz on Sunday, July 19, West opened up to hostess Kris Kaylin about this aspect of his campaign the same day he held his first rally as a presidential candidate in South Carolina.
Kaylin initially asked the 'Famous' rapper if he had considered teaming up with independent presidential candidate Jade Simmons. “We have Michelle Tidball, who is a Christian pastor out of Wyoming, who is my running mate,” West said in response. “But she would be open to taking another position if we found another running mate.”He continued, “You know who my favorite candidate for my running mate is? I’ma present it as a riddle to you: when we were trying to figure out my website, because now I’m in the dirty game of politics, right? They stealing every option, right?"
“So what I did is put the initials of this city down, and then I put Kanye 2020: now who would that be?” he asked. Kaylin promptly answered Shawn Carter, which is Jay-Z's real name, eliciting a cheer and a laugh from the rapper. “What I do is look at the code, look at the signs,” West added. “...I was like, ‘You know who should be my running mate? Shawn Carter.'”
The 'Stronger' hitmaker was then asked if he had discussed his future plans with Jay-Z. “Man, you know I ain’t talked to my brother in thousands, or like, nine years or something like that," he said. "And the fact we ain’t talked in so long, that’s how you know we’re real brothers. Because unfaithful ones can be mad at you and still pull up cos they getting the cheque.” West also touched on his campaign promises, some of which include reforming the legal system, reinstating prayer in school, as well as working towards a clean environment. “I believe in global warming,” he noted. The composer and fashion designer was also asked how he would "juggle" between his usual business commitments with the presidency if he is elected in November. “I’m not a clown so I don’t need to juggle," he said in response.
West recently appeared to have a very public breakdown on social media, posting a series of bizarre tweets that ranted on everything from the actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Lawrence to his estranged relationship with his mother-in-law Kris Jenner. It seems the reason for the public breakdown might have been due to his wife Kim Kardashian fearing for his mental health since one of Kanye's last tweets stated, "Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up."
West had previously broken down at his campaign rally in South Carolina while tearfully detailing that he and Kim had nearly killed their child North West in an abortion that ultimately never materialized. After his latest bizarre episode on social media, West abruptly stated, "Ima focus on the music now."