With his presidential campaign looming, Kanye West might think he has some advice to offer Barack Obama. However, at an upcoming DNC event, at which Kanye will perform, he has been forbidden to give the president any words of wisdom!
In case you forgot, Kanye West, 38, is very serious about running for president in 2020. No, like, seriously serious. However, focusing on the more urgent 2016 election, Kanye has been tapped to perform at an upcoming Democratic National Committee event in San Francisco on Oct. 10. Thrillingly, President Barack Obama will be on hand at the affair– but Kanye shouldn’t expect to get too cozy with the pres. In fact, Kanye has been given strict orders not to “lecture” Obama!
“There will be restrictions,” a source told the New York Post as to how much interaction Kanye will have with the president. “Kanye won’t be able to lecture the president about how to run the country.”
Honestly, it sounds like something Kanye would do, doesn’t it? And now that he himself has political aspirations, why wouldn’t Kanye think he knows more so than Obama what this country needs?
So we’ll have to wait and see if Kanye will manage to squeeze in some political tips for the president, however, we do know one thing Kanye will for sure be up to at the event: a killer performance. He is slated to debut a few songs off his upcoming album, Swish.
What has to undoubtedly be to Kanye’s delight, tickets for the event run up to a pricey $10,000– but remember, it’s for a good cause!
A DNC member, Robert Zimmerman, expressed his enthusiasm to have Mr. West performing for the big event. “Kanye will be an exciting draw, especially compared to the republicans booking Wayne Newton or Clint Eastwood,” he said. “We all know how well that turned out.”
Do you think Kanye has any advice to offer President Obama?
— Casey Mink