Kanye West opened up about his life and his presidential plans during an appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
In the nearly three-hour episode, which was uploaded to Spotify on Saturday, the 43-year-old rapper said his renewed Christian faith and current run for president was inspired by God.
“It was something God put in my heart in 2015. A few days before the MTV Awards, it hit me in the shower,” West said. “When I first thought about it, I started laughing at myself and all of that joy came into my body, through my soul.
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He admitted that famous friends and colleagues thought he was joking or tried to convince him not to launch his campaign.
For example, the recording star claimed Oprah told her he would have to “give up your foreign affairs” if he was serious about the race.
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West has said he would tell his naysayers he “would be a billionaire by then.”
“Not that this is a reason why someone should be president,” he quickly clarified. “At the time, I was in debt of $ 50 million and I knew I was confident that I would be able to fix the situation.”
West said he believed his creativity and goal-setting personality made him a strong candidate over President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
“There couldn’t be a better time to place a visionary in the captain’s chair,” he said.
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West said if he didn’t win, he was ready to run for governor of California, like then-actor Ronald Reagan.
“If it’s in God’s plan that part of my path is to be the governor, then that’s fine, but my calling is to be the leader of the free world,” he said. .
Rapper “Donda: With Child” intends to run again in 2024, and he could do so under another political party, he told Joe Rogan.
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“I definitely win 100% in 2024,” he said. “… I thought maybe I would be the Democrat. “