Kanye West thinks he would be an extremely thoughtful president

Kanye West thinks he would be an extremely thoughtful president

The 38-year-old rapper, who announced last month he plans to run for office in 2020, thinks people welcome his plans because he is "honest" and always tries to defend others.

He said: "As soon as I said that, it was like, 'Wait a second, we would be really into that, because actually if you think about it, he's extremely thoughtful. Every time he's gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He's probably the most honest celebrity that we have.' "

But the 'Gold Digger' hitmaker ,who has daughter North, two, with pregnant wife Kim Kardashian West, admits he has a lot of "research and growing up" to do before he makes his bid for the White House.

He added in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine: "I sit in clubs and I'm like, 'Wow, I've got five years before I go and run for office and I've got a lot of research to do, I've got a lot of growing up to do.

"My dad has two master's degrees. My mom has a Ph.D. Rap is great. It's fun. It's fun to be a rock star, and I'll never not be one I guess, but there'll be a point where I become my mother's child."

And Kanye doesn't believe running for president means he would have to give up his music or design careers.

He admitted: "I think about that. Because it's so therapeutic for me to sit and work for seven days.

"We work on the collection year-round, every day to the office, we have an amazing team, but then you have that seven days before the show where you just really, really don't sleep. . . . I have to stay creative.

"The whole point is to have someone [in office] that's creative, that's around amazing creatives.

"This is my theory: I think the world can be helped through design, so it's very important that I stay around creative, forward thinkers.

"It's very important that I continue to design, to be in practice of trying to make the best decisions possible.

"I hate politics. I'm not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings."

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