Kanye West is getting presidential advice from a very important person — President Barack Obama himself! The pair appeared at the same fundraiser on Oct. 10, and President Obama totally joked about Yeezy’s presidential campaign announcement in a funny speech. Watch here!
Um, did you guys know that President Barack Obama has an incredible sense of humor?! Our great leader totally poked fun at Kanye West, 38, during a speech on Oct. 10, referencing the rapper’s decision to run for president in 2020. Watch the President crack jokes and mess around with Kim Kardashian’s husband in this funny video!
Okay, so Kanye and President Obama were both appearing at the DNC fundraiser in San Francisco, and while discussing the evening’s future guests, the POTUS couldn’t help but joke around a bit. “A little bit later you’re going to hear from a guy who I hear has been talking about launching a potential political career. You may have heard about this: Kanye is thinking about running for Speaker of the House,” he announced, to a room full of guests. “But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it ‘Peezy,’ I do have advice for him. This is some stuff that I’ve picked up along the way.”
LOL. Our President is so up to date with Kanye, that he’s even on-board with the whole ‘Yeezy’ craze! And he didn’t slow down, either, when he started dishing out the mock advice. “First of all, you’ve got to spend a lot of time dealing with some strange characters who behave like they’re on a reality TV show,” Obama explained, obviously referencing ‘Ye’s relationship with Kim and her career as a reality TV star. “So you gotta be cool with that.”
“Second, this is the second most important tip: Saying that you have a beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy…that’s what’s known as off-message in politics,” he joked, a nod to Kanye’s 2010 album. “You can’t say something like that. There are a lot of people who’ve lost congressional seats saying things like that.”
He concluded his message with a major jab, basically telling the 38-year-old he had no shot at taking over his job in 2020. “And No. 3, do you really think that this country is going to elect a black guy from the south side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States?” he asked, causing the room to erupt in laughter. “That is crazy! That’s cray!”
Kanye can sometimes go off the rails, but we’re pretty sure he’d be cool with the POTUS making some jokes about him — especially since it’s bringing more exposure to his future political career!
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HollywoodLifers, what did you think of President Obama’s speech?
— Alyssa Norwin