On Monday, Kanye West teased a new campaign video for his 2024 presidential run with the caption “WEST 2024.” The black-and-white footage features the rapper speaking directly to the camera while standing in front of a lake. In the video, West alleges that Donald Trump told him he would’ve never been president if it weren’t for Kanye’s support. He also claims Trump called Kim Kardashian a “bad body” and said she was “too skinny” to be married to him. These allegations have not been verified, and the White House has not responded to requests for comment.
While it’s unclear what exactly Trump said about Kardashian, these comments would be out of character for the president, who has previously complimented her appearance. In 2012, he tweeted that she was “a beautiful woman inside and out.” more recently, he called her a “solid ten.” It’s worth noting that West has a history of making incendiary claims; in 2016, he said that then-President Barack Obama didn’t care about black people. And in 2018, he claimed that slavery was a choice. Given West’s history of making baseless claims, it’s important to take these latest allegations with a grain of salt.
Ye, who posted the vid on Twitter, says Trump was pissed when he suggested a demotion — that Trump become his Veep … “I think the thing Trump was most perturbed about [was] me asking him to be my vice president. I think that was lower on the list of things that caught him off guard.”
Kanye West is no stranger to controversy, but his recent comments about Donald Trump have raised eyebrows even by his standards. In a new interview, West claimed that Trump told him he only pardoned Alice Johnson because of West’s influence, and then went on to say some unspecified insults about West’s wife Kim Kardashian. It’s unclear when exactly this conversation took place, but given West’s close relationship with the Trump family, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Regardless, it’s yet another example of the volatile relationship between West and the President.
Kanye West, who has teased a presidential run in the past but has yet to officially declare his candidacy, made some confusing comments about the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building. Speaking to Forbes, West said that he “challenged” Donald Trump for not “acting to legally protect those who invaded the U.S. Capitol Building.” It’s unclear what legal protections West thinks Trump should have provided to the insurrectionists, who engaged in violent insurrection against the U.S. government and caused five deaths.
It’s also unclear why West would support people who were attempting to overturn the results of a free and fair election; perhaps he believes that Trump was cheated out of a second term, despite there being no evidence of widespread election fraud. Whatever his reasoning, West’s comments are sure to fuel speculation about his political ambitions.
When asked about his meeting with Ye, Trump said he “likes him a lot.” But it seems that their encounter may not have been as cordial as Trump makes it out to be. In an interview with Fast Company, Ye says that Trump yelled at him during their meeting, telling him he was going to lose. He also urged Trump to get the band back together, as in Steve Bannon and crew. Though Trump says he likes Ye, it seems their relationship might be a little more complicated than that.