Kanye West ‘definitely’ has political aspirations, says God has ‘fallen on the sword’ in 2020: Rapper vows to CURE cancer with ‘fresh air and food’ and make Yeezy the biggest company in the world
- Kanye West said Thursday night in an interview with ABC News that he does not rule out a return to politics after the failed election in 2020
- The rapper said he feels like God made him “fall on my sword,” but he’s still interested in a political career and spending time with Jared Kushner
Kanye West said he was ready to return to politics, insisting he was undeterred by his failed 2020 presidential bid.
The rapper, whose father battled stomach cancer in 2018, said he intends to work on a cure for the disease.
He said he would work to promote “fresh air and food.”
In October 2018, West said his father Ray’s cancer was in remission and he was embarking on a strange diet to celebrate.
“Overcome your fear,” Kanye captioned an Instagram photo of insects. “My dad and I are going to eat this plate of bugs to celebrate his victory over cancer. No more fear.”
In a wide-ranging interview, he discussed his co-parenting with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, saying they had conflicted on some issues but worked to resolve them.
Asked Thursday if he had any future political aspirations, West said, “Yes, definitely.”
“You know, that time was not in God’s time. I’m sure there are lives that have been saved.
“I’m sure God made me fall on my sword and say now is not the time,” he told ABC News on Thursday night.
“But he is a lifesaver. He gave me this oxygen, he gave me this platform, he put amazing people around me.
“He gave me new goals. A new breath. Breathe fresh air. And new respect.”
He added that he spends time with Jared Kushner.
Kanye West gave an interview to ABC News that aired Thursday night
“His brother said he would kill him if he came back to the White House. That’s the answer,” West said when asked if it was a genuine friendship or a political move.
West said he met with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and thought “he would make a good president, too.”
Lynsey Davis asked, “Besides you?”
West replied with a smile.
Davis asked him if he thought social media was good or bad for him.
“That’s one of my favorite questions in this interview,” West said.
“We can use the car to take someone to the hospital. Or we might use a car and accidentally hit someone while we’re taking someone to the hospital.
“It’s all about how we use it.”
Lynsey Davis asked West, 45, about his relationship with social media
Davis asked if he thinks social media is good or bad for him
West was asked about his parenting style and what it’s like to be a co-parent with ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
She filed for divorce in February 2021 and their divorce was finalized in June of this year.
The couple have four children – daughter North, nine; six-year-old son Saint; daughter Chicago, four, and three-year-old son Psalm.