Kanye West has revealed that he wants Jay-Z to be his vice-presidential running mate in the upcoming US election which he has already started on the campaign trail for.
The move comes after the rapper held his first presidential rally in Charleston over the weekend, an event which saw the rapper discuss theology, homelessness, corporate power, and have a long debate with an audience member about abortion.
West was asked if he had considered linking up with independent presidential candidate Jade Simmons, to which the musician answered: “We have Michelle Tidball, who is a Christian pastor out of Wyoming, who is my running mate,” West said [you can hear this part of the conversation at 10:05 in the below video]. “But she would be open to taking another position if we found another running mate.”
He added: “You know who my favourite 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?”
Kris Kaylin, who was interviewing West, answered with Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z’s, West replied with: “What I do is look at the code, look at the signs,” he added. “I was like, ‘You know who should be my running mate? Shawn Carter.’”
Asked if he had spoken to Jay-Z about his plans, West replied: “Man, you know I ain’t talked to my brother in thousands, or like, nine years or something like that. 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.”
Check out the interview in full, below.