BSO- As soon as I heard Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him,” West said, referring to retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president Ben Carson.
When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like “I want to work with you.” As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.
I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom’s hand at Operation PUSH. I think it’s time. Rap is great.
I bet you when Ben Carson went to bed last night he was sitting there praying for someone of notoriety to jump on board with his campaign. Just sitting there, as a lowly neurologist, wishing upon a star that someone, ANYONE, would come along and provide a shot of adrenaline into his political platform. Well, I think it's time to scratch that "ANYONE" because Kanye West is undoubtedly not who he had in mind. Kanye West might actually be the only person, with (loose) plans to run for president at some point, that is crazier than Ben Carson (you're welcome Trump). Sorry Yeezus, but this nomination wasn't lacking lunacy. It was lacking rational thought. Rational thought that I am pretty sure the guy that wrote 'I Am A God' can't provide.
Either Yeezy abides by the "once you go black you never go back" philosophy, or he just respects true crazy when he sees it. Kanye looks to be the most extreme liberal you have ever seen in your life, and you don't get much more radically conservative than Ben Carson, but I think to look at it from that perspective would be a mistake. Yeezy's political affiliation isn't as simple as Republican or Democrat. Parties don't matter. Yeezus allegiance resides with who is the most likely to say some shit that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. He's in love with the cuckoo, if you will. Just say a bunch of shit that will leave people scratching their head and Kanye will jump on your bandwagon faster than he'll snatch the mic away from an accomplished white artist. In a way, it's almost poetic. The guy that thought our former president didn't like black people is siding with the first black presidential candidate that doesn't even know he's black. George Bush is like Malcolm X compared to Ben Carson, but that's not even the point. It's not about race. It's not about politics. It's about shock value, and Kanye's favorite candidate has a ton of it. The guy that thinks that being gay is a choice because criminals indulge in sodomy in prison. The guy that thinks that ObamaCare is the worst thing to happen since slavery. The one. The only. Doctor Ben Carson.