Kanye West ‘absolutely’ has political aspirations, says God made him ‘fall on the sword’ in 2020: Rapper vows to CURE cancer with ‘fresh air and food’ and make Yeezy the world’s biggest business
- Kanye West spoke to ABC News Thursday night and said he’s not ruling out a return to politics after his failed 2020 bid
- The rapper said he felt God made him ‘fall on my sword’ but remained interested in a political career and spent time with Jared Kushner
Kanye West has said he is open to returning to politics, insisting he was undeterred by his failed 2020 presidential bid.
The rapper, whose father battled stomach cancer in 2018, said he intended to work to cure the disease.
He said he would work to promote ‘fresh air and food’.
In October 2018, West said that his father Ray’s cancer was in remission and that he was going on a strange diet to celebrate.
‘Overcome the fear,’ Kanye captioned an Instagram photo showing the bugs. ‘My dad and I are going to eat this plate of bugs to celebrate him beating cancer. No more fear.’
He discussed his parenting with ex-wife Kim Kardashian in the wide-ranging interview, saying they clashed over certain issues but worked to resolve them.
Asked Thursday if he had future political aspirations, West replied: ‘Yes, absolutely.
‘You know, that time was not in God’s time. I’m sure there are lives that were saved.
“I’m sure God made me fall on my sword and say this is not the time,” he told ABC News Thursday night.
‘But he is a redeemer. He’s given me this oxygen, he’s given me this platform, he’s put amazing people around me.
‘He has given me new purpose. A new life. Fresh air to breathe. And a new respect.’
He added that he spent time with Jared Kushner.
Kanye West has spoken to ABC News in an interview previewed Thursday night
His brother said he would kill him if he went back to the White House. That’s the answer,’ West replied when asked if it was a genuine friendship or a political move.
West said he had met Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and thought he would make a really good president, too.
Linsey Davis asked, ‘Besides you?’
West replied with a smile.
Davis asked him if he thought social media was helpful or harmful to him.
“That’s one of my favorite questions in this interview,” West said.
‘We can use a car to drive someone to the hospital. Or we could use a car and accidentally hit someone while rushing someone to the hospital.
‘It’s about how we use it.’
West, 45, was asked by Linsey Davis about his relationship with social media
Davis asked if he felt social media was helpful or harmful to him
West was asked about his parenting style and what it was like co-parenting with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
She filed for divorce in February 2021 and their separation was finalized in June this year.
The couple share four children – daughter North, aged nine; six-year-old son Saint; daughter Chicago, four, and three-year-old son Psalm.