Kanye West Addresses 2020 Presidential Run, Talks Gun Violence In America

Photo Credit:Jerritt Clark/Getty Images/ THZ Library

Photo Credit:Jerritt Clark/Getty Images/ THZ Library

Kanye West still has plans to run for president of the United States.

As many will remember, the “Famous” rapper revealed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards that he intends to seek the presidency in the 2020 campaign.

“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” he told the crowd during his acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award.

During a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, West opened up about his reasoning behind his upcoming presidential run, which has little to do with politics.

“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” he explained. “I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive I’m going to try to do it.”

West later opened up about his views on gun violence in America, which may be one of his main focuses in his presidential platform.

“We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July,” he stated.

At the time of West’s presidential announcement, many laughed off his potential to be the next Commander in Chief. However, the rise of the current Republican nominee, Donald Trump’s, campaign may have paved the way for West’s, since neither men have much experience in politics.

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