Before I tell you why I think Kanye is about to make the wrongest move ever, I think it's important that I start by saying a few things, not because I'm trying to make up for what I'm about to say, but because everything I have to say is well thought out, and, most importantly, I'm saying it with my chest.
I adore Kanye so much; his art, his music, his essence...his person. Those who know me would say I lived and breathed Kanye when his seventh studio album, The Life Of Pablo was released. In fact, they'll go as far as saying they never thought my love for Kanye's music would grow even bigger than how I felt whenever I chanted his verse in his hit record Runaway.
In 2016, the record, I Love Kanye was my anthem whenever I walked to college, I really did have the Pink Polo, but I deffo knew that I wasn't Kanye - this is one of those "if you know you know" things. If you didn't get that, then you're no Kanye West fan. Now that you know how much I love Kanye, then you should understand me when I say that his political move is, quite frankly, an asinine one.
We all heard that Kanye announced to run for president a few days ago, but that wasn't the first time the rapper announced his bid to run for office. In 2015, after accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs he made the announcement for the first time and I think we were all just confused, rightly so, because it just came out of nowhere. It seemed like a rash, thoughtless decision, and it turned out to be. Or so we thought.
Fast-forward to a few days ago when he made the announcement again, and this time, it seems like he's really going for it and I might even go as far as saying, he thinks he's going to win.
Now here's what I think; because the seated POTUS won by what I'd call sheer luck (and supremacists) doesn't mean that the office of a president is a joke or a trend that rich people (with unrealistic ideas of how the office works) can just hop on. It's not an award you just hang on the shelf. It's an office that illuminates power, one that considers and puts the need of millions of people above all. At least that's what it's meant to be.
Kanye intends to run under a (self-coined) political party called Birthday Party. Really? Kanye, really? Tbh it's not even a cute name, it'll just remind people of clowns.
And it doesn't just end there... The Famous singer envisions running a presidency modelled on Wakanda - yeah, fictional Wakanda, which just makes me weak. This is just one of the many reasons that show that Kanye thinks the presidential office is a genie who makes every wish come true. I mean, this grown-ass man genuinely thinks that he's going to waltz into the White House and turn a country, seated on hundreds of years of civilisation, into a fictional location. To me, this is what makes his entire pursuit of the presidency an even bigger LOL.
Btw, streets are saying he'd try again in 2024 if he doesn't win the 2020 election. By then I really hope that Kanye would come correct and do this the right way i.e. take a crash course in policy and administration, you know, something better than what the current POTUS did (which is nothing).