An interview with 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West

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Understandably, rapper Kanye West’s announcement to run for president in 2020 has elicited some strong responses. While not the most ridiculous thing to ever happen at a MTV Video Music Awards, it’s definitely up there. The Peak was able to sit down with West to discuss who inspired him to run for president and how he compares to other former leaders of the United States.

At the start of your acceptance speech, you stood on stage for quite some time without saying anything. A lot of people of criticized you for this, with some arguing it was just an ego stroke. What is your response?

“I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation.”

What would be your first official act as President of the United States?

“Well, I’d have to rewrite the Bible. Because they spelt my name wrong.”

What about presidential duties that are more related to the White House? Do you have anything you’d like to do right away at the beginning of your tenure?

“The first thing I’d do is paint the White House black, then I’d put up a big sign that says ‘Yeezus’s house’ so that everyone would know.”

How does your wife, Kim Kardashian, feel about your decision to run for president in 2020?

“Kim has been very supportive. She knows how important it is for me to bring sweeping change to the world. Her and her sister Khloe also recently got into a fight over who was more famous, so Kim being First Lady is sort of about getting back at Khloe for that.

And how does North feel about your plans for presidency?

“I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation.”

Being President of the United States comes with a lot of different responsibilities. What would be your biggest challenge with taking on the position?

“Probably that I’ve already set the bar so high, in terms of my personal style and freshness, and it’s going to be a struggle to maintain that standard. If my threads aren’t always the best that they can be, then how are people going to take me serious as their president? My advisors and I spend a lot of time working on this though so I’m not too worried.

How would you compare yourself to the presidents who came before you?

“I’m a creative genius, and there’s no other way to word it. I’d also like to say that what all those other guys did was great, I know my four years as president will be the greatest presidency of all time. All time.”

I suppose it’s a bit early to tell, but what do you believe sets you apart from other candidates in the running? What one characteristic puts you above the competition?

“I’m like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and connector. Also, 808s & Heartbreak.”

Do you have any words for anyone else considering a run for president in 2020?

“I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap.”