Pres. Obama's Advice to Kanye West Is Seriously Genius

October 12th 2015

Nicole Charky

At a fundraising event on Saturday, President Barack Obama gave artist Kanye West some hilarious advice for his so-called presidential bid in 2020. West was headlining the San Francisco event.

The outspoken rapper from Chicago's South Side has a complicated relationship with America's first Black president, and in a funny moment speaking to 1,300 Democratic National Committee benefactors, the president joked about what Kanye might have to anticipate if he were to enter politics someday.

Pres. Obama's advice for Kanye West is seriously amazing.

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In an unexpected move while accepting the MTV Video Vanguard Award back in August, Kanye West announced he was running for president in 2020. He touched on a number of topics, from his controversial VMA stage rush, to his continual fight for pure musicianship. Kanye finished this speech with an unexpected political gesture.

"I will die for the art, for what I believe in, and the art won't always be polite." Kanye West said towards the end of his speech, before admitting to rolling something up to take the "edge off" before hitting the stage.

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"We the Millennials, bro," West stated. "This is a new mentality. We not going to control our kids with brands. We not going to teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We going to teach our kids that they can be something. We going to teach our kids that they can stand up for they self. We're going to teach our kids to believe in themselves. If my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down. I don't know what I stand to lose after this. It don't matter, though, because it ain't about me, it's about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth."

"And yes," West finished, "as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”