He faced wide-spread ridicule after announcing his plans to run for US president in the 2020 elections but it look likes Kanye West is determined to prove the naysayers wrong. The hip hop star and designer has said that although he is aware of the magnitude of the task ahead, he definitely plans to run for office.
In the latest issue of Vanity Fair the All Day hitmaker says that he is already doing the ground work for his presidential campaign. "Oh, definitely ... 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," he told the magazine. "I've got a lot of growing up to do."
When he is not busy releasing music and plotting world domination, the 38-year-old is pursuing another one of his passions – fashion. On 16 September, he showcased his Yeezy season two collection with Adidas at New York Fashion Week in front of a star-studded crowd that included the likes of Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Drake and Courtney Love.
Although his latest foray into fashion failed to impress critics and was met with a lukewarm reception, he says that he is still learning as a designer. "I'm growing just like my daughter. I hear my daughter start to say exactly what she wants and to finish sentences and I think it's like that. Like, maybe I got to finish a couple more sentences in the second one than in the first one."
In August, West stunned millions of fans when he used his acceptance speech for the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award to announce he would be running for president in 2020."I don't know what I'm fitting to lose after this. It don't matter though because it ain't about me, it's about new ideas bro', people with ideas people who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."