Kanye West Reaffirms He Wants to Run for President: 'It 100 Percent Could Happen'
Kanye West still intends to run for president, and he now has his sights set on 2024.
"If I decide to do it, it will be done," he promised in a new hour-long interview with Chicago's Power 92 radio station Thursday (Aug. 30). "I'm not gonna try."
"One of my main things, once I'm president, is the medical industry. I'm gonna make sure that the medical industry flourishes," he stated to Power 92.
West first announced his interest in the presidential bid three years ago, at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, where he originally named the year 2020 as his goal.
In April, the rapper reportedly tweeted (and deleted) a photo of posters reading "Keep America Great Again," a nod to current president Donald Trump's campaign slogan, along with the hashtag #Kanye2024.
"Trump ain't fucking up the paper," he noted in his latest interview. "Those jobs are up ... I don't know all the policies. I don't agree with everything that any other man does, period."
"And I'm not particularly left or right. I thought of a name for my party I'd run with: the Birthday Party," he joked.
During the lengthy conversation, he also discussed dealing with his bipolar disorder. "Let me tell you," he said, "I’ve been diagnosed with bipolarity, and I haven’t taken medication in five months and I’m talking to you super calm. I get my sleep. I don’t drink a lot of alcohol. I drink a lot of water, I work on my diet and I work on my mind. And I talk and be around people who love me. You need love. The world needs love, especially sensitive people with so-called mental health issues."