On the back of Kanye West’s announcement of his intention to run for president, the popular singer believes “God told him to do it”.
West had declared his intention to run for the White House position in a tweet earlier on July 5.
The rapper said in the tweet ; “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States.”
In an interview with Forbes, the rapper spoke out on his political views, on the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccine controversy, as well as his disclosure that he no longer supports President Trump.
Though West may not be new to the political scene, he disclosed that he registered to vote for the first time on Monday.
In 2005, the popular rapper made headlines when he criticized President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina, claiming that the then-President doesn’t care about Black people.
He also performed at one of Barack Obama’s inaugural balls and more recently, a persistent support for President Donald Trump, which he has now renounced.
West, who also had a turn-around year in 2019 when he released his album “Jesus is king” as well as staging several “Sunday Services” around the country, may not be a stranger to matters of faith.
And in the interview West told Forbes concerning his presidential run that “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time.” He also believes God appoints the president.
“Let’s see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it’s 2024- because God appoints the President, If I win in 2020 then it was God’s appointment. If I win in 2024, then that was God’s appointmet,” he said.
On his renunciation of his support for Trump, West said he no longer backs the president, saying, “It looks like one big mess to me.”
However, he admitted that Trump is the closest president America had in years to allowing God to still be part of the converstion.
West also called on Trump and Biden to “bow out,” saying “it’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God, no more. “I am in service, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God”
In his intentions as a president, West said he wants to “reinstate in God’s state, in God’s country, the fear and love of God in all schools and organizations.”
“That was a plan by the Devil to have our kids committing suiciide at an all-time high by removing God, to have murders in Chicago at an all-time high because human beings working for the Devil removed God and prayer from schools.”
“That means more drugs, more murders, more suicides,” West said.
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