Kanye West says there will be a time when he will be US president
'Jesus is King' rapper said he is working on the possibility of a presidential run in 2024.
In an exclusive interview, rapper Kanye West made a prediction that he will become the president of the United States in the near future. He even teased a possible timeline for his ascension to power.
The bold claims were made by the 42-year-old father-of-four during an exclusive two-hour interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Beats 1 radio on Thursday, October 24. In the sit-down interview that took place in Wyoming, Kanye said he is working on the possibility of a presidential run in 2024.
"There will be a time when I will be the President of the US and I will remember... any founder that didn't have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing," said Kanye, whose ninth solo album, Jesus is King, is slated for release on Friday, October 25.
Although it was unclear what exactly he meant by founders, the "Mercy" singer did take the names of Twitter bosses, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey.
Last year, he met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in October. He has been open about voicing his support for the current POTUS, which caused the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, to redirect the money that Kanye donated to them because they were not supporters of Trump.
The church opted to give the money away to Morris Brown College, where Kanye’s mom, the late Dr Donda West, taught at as a professor.
"To say that you unashamedly support Donald Trump... he called the mother continent of Africa a collection of s-hole nations. Smacking the entire diaspora in the year of the anniversary of the year of the return," XXL magazine quoted the church's pastor Jamal Bryant as saying. "I don’t align with the statements of Kanye West. I don’t endorse it, nor do I subscribe to it. And I am not a runaway slave. To that end, Mr West made a significant donation to New Birth Cathedral. But I do not want to be guilty of double speech. I met with my team today and the donation that he made to our church, I am now redirecting. I’m going to be giving that donation he gave to Morris Brown College.”