For anyone who thought Kanye West was joking about running for the presidency, he wasn’t. In fact, an insider close to ‘Ye revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the rapper is so ‘serious’ about running in 2020.
Expect Kanye West, 38, to run for president in 2020. Seriously. The rapper made the surprising announcement of wanting to run for president during his acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30. While some people didn’t take Kanye’s admission seriously, an insider tells HollywoodLife.com that Kanye wasn’t joking when he made that statement.
“When Kanye speaks, people listen. He seriously knows that! In that moment when he made that announcement, he was serious about running for president,” the insider EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. Shortly after Kanye’s announcement, silly memes about his presidential campaign made the rounds on the Internet. Not many took his statement seriously, but the insider says Kanye intends to stay true to his word. “Will he actually do it, if he says so he will. Everything that he’s spoken has come to fruition,” they said.
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The “All Day” rapper is very ambitious. He has made an impact on both the music and fashion world, so what’s next? Being the president of the U.S., of course. “Becoming the president of the U.S. would be the biggest accomplishment of his life,” the insider continued. “For that experience alone, to say that he’s president and to actually be, he wants that challenge. But in the end, only time will tell.” As serious as Kanye is at this moment, we’ll all have to wait and see what happens when 2020 rolls around.
Fans Freak Out Over Possibility Of Kim Kardashian Becoming First Lady
But what about Kim Kardashian, 34, as a reality star first lady? That’s definitely a first. Not too long after Kanye revealed his plans on running for president in 2020, some fans started to realize that if Kanye is the POTUS, that means the First Lady of the United States would be Kim. We’ll let that possibility sink in for a second. A few fans on Twitter found the thought to be very funny. “I can’t stop laughing at the thought of kim kardashian being First Lady omfg,” one user tweeted. That’s probably not the reaction Kim was hoping to get. Yikes!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? If and when Kanye decides to run, would he get your vote?
— Michelle Phi, reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell