Donald Trump's election win sparks renewed interest in a Kanye presidential campaign.
At the 2015 MTV VMAs, Kanye West concluded a stirring speechrant by announcing his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. The buzz surrounding his political prospects died down for a while -- before being reignited after the the 2016 victory of Donald Trump, who, like Kanye West, has zero political experience. Flying Lotus, Sonny Digital, Questlove, and a horde of fans came together last night and this morning under the banner of #Kanye2020.
West, a man of incredible ambition, spoke on his societal frustrations during an interview with BBC Radio 1 earlier this year. "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. "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."