Kanye West wasn’t kidding about that presidential run. At least, John Legend doesn’t think so.
For years, there has been talks about West running for office. First it was 2020, but apparently his sights have shifted to a potential 2024 campaign. The thing is, no one really knows if or when this went from a publicity stunt to an actual goal of the hip hop icon.
Upon accepting the MTV VMA Vanguard Award in 2015, West ended his speech with, “As you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.” And, just yesterday he tweeted out, “2024.”
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 8, 2018
Now, John Legend has weighed in. During a podcast with with Dan Wootton of The Sun, the Grammy-award winning singer and personal friend confirmed, “I think he’s serious.”
“I don’t know how he would run…” he continued. “If I were to guess, I’d think he’d probably run as an independent.”
Legend also shared his own unfavorable opinion of President Donald Trump. “He’s done enough to get impeached. He’s done enough to embarrass the nation, to use the office to enrich himself and to abuse his power that he should not be president anymore, if there’s any justice.”
“That doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, because it’s a political process and legislators have to vote for it. But he deserves to be removed from office.”
Kanye West, however, has been an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump since the beginning.
Listen to the full podcast here.