Kanye West allegedly serious about 2020 presidential bid
Looks like Ireland is not the only country with a healthy dose of presidential interest.
American musician and long-time friend of the Wests, John Legend, has revealed that he believes his friend Kanye West is seriously considering running for President of the United States in the 2020 election.
West has previously and publicly expressed interest in the role for some time, making headlines during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards when he announced his plans to run while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
"It's about ideas bro, new ideas bro. People with ideas. People who believe in truth," he said.
"And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
This, until now, has been something that pop culture fans have taken with a pinch of salt.
However, Legend appears to trust his intentions to run as being genuine, as revealed in a recent podcast interview with Dan Wootton.
"If I had to guess I think he'd run as an independent but he's never told me what party he would run from, but he's publicly said multiple times that he's interested in running for president," Legend told the Dan Wootton Interview podcast.
West is, in fact, eligible to become the 46th US President, as, at 41-years-old, he is over 35 years of age, he is a resident "within the United States" for 14 years, and is a "natural born citizen," a term not defined in the Constitution.
"I think that's a part of why he likes Trump," Legend continued. "I think he sees some aspects of himself in Trump and sees that Trump winning makes it feel like he could do it too."
Back in April, controversy shrouded West when he openly addressed his admiration and support of Trump.
And while many celebrities condemned the Chicago native through different mediums of social media, Legend decided to personally reach out to his friend via text message, in a tweet that has since gone viral.
“So many people were worried that Kanye was saying the things he was saying and that there weren’t people advising him differently," Legend said.
"So part of me was happy that people saw that I was telling him the truth and telling him how I felt and I was proud of everything I said to him. I was shocked that he posted it but I was proud of everything I said and stand behind everything I said one hundred percent.”
This followed by the pair meeting to talk about their differences and posting the result on social media.
"We got love. Agree to disagree," West tweeted.