Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger, Kanye West offers himself up as a candidate for President!
The rapper took to social media on the United States’ Independence Day holiday to make the announcement…
“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! #2020VISION”
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 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
Since making the bold declaration, Kanye West has given the world a glimpse of what the U.S would look like on his watch.
In an interview with Forbes, Kanye West said that he envisions a White House organizational model based on the Kingdom of Wakanda from Black Panther.
“A lot of Africans do not like the movie [Black Panther] and representation of themselves in… Wakanda. But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House.”
“That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans – I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free. Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie.”
“In Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine – like big pharma – we are going to work, innovate, together.”
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Wakanda is a highly advanced technological civilization hidden in the African wilderness. The country’s ruler, King T’Challa (aka Black Panther) made his Marvel comics debut in 1966, becoming the first major superhero to hail from Africa.
In the movies, the story takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Prince T’Challa returns home to serve as his country’s new king. However, he soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.