Karen Belz
August 01, 2016 10:00 am
Universal Music Group

Kanye West has always been full of ideas — and it’s one of the reasons as to why he’s so endearing. While he sometimes speaks without thinking (which, hey, we all do sometimes) his brain is always turning, like the true creative genius he is (and knows he is, and says he is…). So when Kanye discussed running for President in 2020 — which he has, a few times — we didn’t really know if he was being serious, or if he was just thinking out loud. Especially when this news went so far that Obama took it upon himself to give him a few tips about the position.

It’s not really an endorsement per se, but hey — it’s kind of cool to have direct advice from such an influential leader.

With all of that being said, and with election news pretty much commandeering our television sets, West pretty much made things clear regarding his presidential intentions in an interview he did with BBC Radio 1. 

“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 said to Annie Mac. “When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views, I don’t have views on politics, 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.”

So, while he might not run for President, he definitely want to make the world a better place. Good on him.

The full interview, which also discusses the West/Kardashian house (especially Kim’s cooking) and his secret love of furniture design, is set to air today at 2pm EST. No word if he’ll discuss the Taylor Swift Snapchat incident, but it’ll be worth a listen no matter what.

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