Kanye West met with Donald Trump after announcing his interest in running for office. "I remember running into Oprah one or two days after that (presidential bid announcement), she's like, 'you don't want to be president, '" recalled West.
The rapper released his first official campaign video recently in his long-shot bid to be elected United States president on November 3, focusing on religion and families.
West wasted no time and made use of social media platforms to continue his campaign for the presidency.
Just like he said he would, West sat down with the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and it was a doozy. "They told me I was bipolar and I remember going on TMZ and saying slavery was a choice, and they medicated me for having that opinion and saying it out loud".
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"By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, that God intends us to be", West says in the video, featuring families at prayer and nature shots.
He continued: "Even though I'm the pastor for however big my audience is in hip-hop, in music or just as an influencer or celebrity, a dad and a husband in my house-there couldn't be a better time to put a visionary in the captain's chair".
The rapper-turned-billionaire entrepreneur, who is now running as an independent against Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the US presidential election, expressed his admiration for Steve Jobs, whom he described as a revolutionary. "Music, at this point, loses me money". I'm a great leader because I listen and I'm empathetic and I feel the entire Earth. This is Sony and Universal and I'm willing to put the blue paint on my face and go out and do this because it's the right thing to do. These deals can be tipped so that they are only fairer.
He also spoke at length about his work in religious music. With A, the A word, A culture - I'll say it one time, with abortion culture - there are 1,000 Black children aborted a day. "My $5 billion net worth and $300 million of cash that I see a year-music is like negative $4 million for me".
Rogan appeared to be more than sympathetic when it came to West's well-chronicled issues with mental health, during which he suggested medications can "kill genius". "It's a symphony of ideas". "When I did [his Sunday Service sessions] I stopped rapping completely because I didn't know how to rap before God. As I put those contracts up, I'm saying, 'This is a choice'". "I just tell the truth and telling the truth is insane in a world full of lies".