President Obama Gives Political Advice to Kanye West on Running for President in 2020 –
President Obama and Kanye West shared the Warfield Theater’s stage during a Democratic fundraiser and President Obama used the event to have a little fun at Kanye’s expense.
(USA Today and BBC News) – President Obama is handing out some free political advice — and wisecracks — for music mogul and potential White House candidate Kanye West.Speaking at event that also included West, Obama made reference to one of the rapper’s best known albums: “Saying that you have a ‘Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ — that’s what’s known as ‘off-message’ in politics … You can’t say something like that … There are a lot of people who have lost their congressional seats saying things like that.”
Below are President Obama’s words of advice to Kanye West:
“First of all, you have to spend some time dealing with some strange characters who act like they’re on a reality TV show (presumably an allusion to his wife, Kim Kardashian). You gotta be cool with that.”
“Second important tip: Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy (an allusion to Kanye’s fifth studio album titled “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”) — that’s what’s known as off message in politics. People have lost congressional seats that way.”
“And number three: Do you really think this country’s going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the U.S.? That’s crazy.”
Watch the whole thing here: