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Kanye West is ‘serious’ about running for president, says John Legend


John Legend believes Kanye West has serious ambitions of becoming the future President of the United States.

In typically Kanye fashion, the rapper has been sharing cryptic messages via his social media which included mocked up campaign posters and a Tweet that simply read “2024”.

When asked about it, John Legend explained to the Dan Wootton Interview podcast that he believes Kanye is genuine in his political aspirations. He said: “I think he’s serious. I’d guess he’d run as an independent, but he’s never told me anything about what party he would run from. But he’s said multiple times that he’s interested in running for president.”

“I think that’s a part of why he likes Trump. I think he sees some aspects of himself in Trump and sees that Trump winning makes it feel like he could do it too,” he added. 

When asked about Kanye’s support of Trump and how he personally felt about it, Legend replied: “I think it’s pretty overwhelming from the perspective of African Americans – we believe [Trump]’s a racist, we believe he’s not a good human being.”