American rapper and record producer Kanye West, who mounted an unsuccessful US presidential bid in 2020, said he did not work on politics.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, during a recent ABC News interview, West was asked if he had “future political aspirations” and the rapper replied, “Yeah, absolutely.”
In part of the interview he declined to specify which office he might be interested in running for, but after Election Day 2020, when he appeared to acknowledge it with an Instagram post, he wrote “Kanye 2024.”
On his song ‘Keep It Burnin” this year, Kanye teased his political aspirations by rapping “When you run for ’24, I bet your wife be with you / Who put it together? Me, that one.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kanye, who was previously married to Kim Kardashian and has had many public feuds with her and her ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson since Kanye and Kardashian are divorcing, also apologized in the interview for “any stress I’ve caused, even in my frustration, Because God has called me to be strong.”
Kim filed to end her marriage to Kanye in February 2021 and was declared legally single in March.
In a music video earlier this year, Kanye rapped about beating “Pete Davidson’s a–” among other comments that suggested violence toward Davidson. In the video, an animated Davidson is kidnapped and murdered by an animated Kanye.
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