Kanye West Says He Is ‘Definitely’ Thinking About Running For President

|
September 24, 2015 11:04 a.m.

In a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair, Kanye West said he is “definitely” still thinking about running for president in 2020 — an idea he first floated at the Video Music Awards last month — and he elaborated on why he is considering entering politics.

“I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do,” West told Vanity Fair. He explained that his dad has two masters degrees and his late mother, who had her doctorate, worked for Operation PUSH, a civil rights organization started by Jesse Jackson.

“It’s fun. It’s fun to be a rock star, and I’ll never not be one I guess, but there’ll be a point where I become my mother’s child,” West said. “With all the things I’ve done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what’s the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents’ child.”

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: