Ohio Gov. John Kasich Breaks Down the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift Feud, Gives 2 Chainz Political Advice: Watch
The whole running for president thing didn't really work out for John Kasich. But the Republican Ohio Gov. might have stumbled on a solid second career as a pop culture whisperer during his appearance on The View on Thursday (May 25). In addition to giving 2 Chainz some odd advice on a possible run for office, he helped the women on the panel better understand the long-simmering feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
"Can you explain what in the hell is going on?" asked co-host Whoppi Goldberg. Digging in without hesitation -- like he would into a plate of brisket on the campaign trail -- Kasich replied, "Well it’s shocking to everybody. Don’t ever steal anybody’s dancers, is the message." Kasich was, of course, referring to the revelation from Perry on The Late Late Show during her "Carpool Karaoke" segment earlier this week in which she laid out the story behind the pair's alleged feud over shared backup dancers.
“Maybe they’re just trying to get some extra press, although I don’t know that Taylor Swift needs any more press,” Kasich added. “In fact, she kind of went into hiding, and now they say she’s going to reemerge with a new sound.” The hip 65-year-old dad of two teenage girls then went on to drop some of his TSwift knowledge, schooling the panel about Taylor's recent hit with Zayn, "I Don't Want to Live Forever," and secret collabo with now-ex boyfriend Calvin Harris on "This is What You Came For."
“I will tell you, [Swift] met my wife and kids at a concert. She knew everything about my wife and my children. She was just unbelievably great,” Kasich humble bragged. “And Katy, you know, I have a friend that knows Katy Perry, and she’s very talented. So, two great pop artists."
Watch Kasich break it down:
Kasich also gave 2 Chainz some sage advice when the "Without U" MC mentioned that he's contemplated running for mayor in his hometown of College Park, Georgia. Okay, maybe "sage" isn't the right word for it, but Chainz clearly has some solid ideas about helping out the people of his district.
Watch the weird interaction around the 2:14 mark (and watch Kasich name-drop Bono, Lil Wayne, Kanye and Nicki Minaj):