And there you have it.
After weeks of speculation, Kanye West finally admitted that throwing his name (and probably reputation) into the presidential campaign was an attempt to hurt presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s chances at winning.
“I’m not denying it; I just told you,” West said in a text (yes, really) interview with Forbes, which recently spoke with West about a wide range of issues — including his life as an anti-vaxxer and experience with COVID-19.
Apparently, he is now. In a tweet later on Thursday evening, West contradicted his own statement, though it is vague enough to make one wonder what he’s referring to.
THE GOAL IS TO WIN
— ye (@kanyewest) August 7, 2020
Asked by the publication if he knew that it wasn’t possible that he’d be able to take home the 270 electoral votes necessary to capture the White House, West replied “I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.”
West admitted that he’s still chummy with the Trump White House — telling Forbes that he’s “designing a school within the next month,” and “I’m meeting with Betsy DeVos about the post-Covid curriculum.”
West also said that instead of running for president, he was “walking . . . to win.”
It’s been a tumultuous past few weeks for the rapper/mogul/presidential nominee. After making his 4th of July declaration, West was somehow polling at 2%. He had a rambling campaign “rally” in South Carolina and managed to drop songs somehow in between all of this. Even his pal Elon Musk told him that this wasn’t a good idea, and the insane Tesla boss is right.
Earlier in the week, VICE reported that Republican operatives were assisting West in his campaign. Now we know why. Yikes.