You know the meme. It starts with “literally no one.” And after that you can insert absolutely ANYTHING that Kanye West does. Apparently he watched Hamilton over the weekend and misconstrued the intended inspiration.
In a Forbes article that the Chief Content Officer describe as “4 hours of rambling interviews,” West covered a wide array of topics that voters are typically interested in. In an attempt to make sense of the stream of consciousness nonsense West was talking about, Forbes decided to highlight the main points. Here’s what the article bullet-pointed:
- That he envisions a White House organizational model based on the secret country of Wakanda in Black Panther.
And here is what he actually said:
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.This is not going to be some Nipsey Hussle being murdered, they’re doing a documentary, we have so many soldiers that die for our freedom, our freedom of information, that there is a cure for AIDS out there, there is going to be a mix of big pharma and holistic.
Most of the other responses were equally bizarre, ignorant, and downright stupid, which is nothing new for a Kanye West interview.
And the new political party he’s creating…it’s called..the Birthday Party. His reasoning is without doubt the dumbest thing you will ever hear in your life: “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”
He also “discusses” points such as no longer supporting Trump (which he contradicts numerous times) and letting God take care of the Coronavirus rather than medical experts. He’s basically using the campaign model of a middle school kid promising Coke in the drinking fountains, but with far less chance of it actually happening.
Four years ago I would have said this would disappear in the next news cycle, and has zero chance of happening. If I’ve learned anything during that time it’s that I’m terrible at predictions. With top supporter Elon Musk behind Kanye West, anything could happen…