When Kanye West announced his intentions to run for president of the United States in 2020 at this summer’s MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper/egoist/wannabe fashion mogul/well-married man got his requisite bump in headlines and social media. Everyone thought it would just go away. Yet one month later, he now has his own super PAC, Ready for Kanye, all officially registered and everything. Not to mention Taylor Swift has graciously offered to be his running mate—and if the pair could get even half their Facebook followers to vote for them, they’d win the popular vote by an unprecedented landslide.
Alas, in the time of Trump such crazy things are not only possible, but probable. So what would a Kanye campaign look like? Just like any interaction with the rapper, it’d be schizophrenic, egomanical, unsettling, mildly delusional… Hmmm. Sounds like just another politician, now that you mention it.
Watch these mashup campaign videos made by Yeezus 2020 for President for a glimpse of the future.
As the man says, he’s not just doing it for us, he’s doing it for the human race.