At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West once again took things to another level, when he announced that he would be running for president in 2020. Since then, people have spoken both positively and negatively about Kanye’s presidential candidacy announcement – and the idea of having Kim as first lady.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine Kanye confirmed his intentions of running for president by replying “Oh, definitely,” when asked if he was still planning to run in 2020.
Surprisingly, he went on to admit that he has “a lot of research to do” and “a lot of growing up to do” before he kicks off his campaign.
Later in the interview, Kanye was asked about his feelings on the public’s perception of him, in which he said, “As I said that [presidential announcement], it was like, ‘Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.’”
Although he does admit that a few years ago the world did have a “We don’t like Kanye” phase.
The 38-year-old father continued discussing his potential presidency, saying he is not running “because [he] thought it would be fun].” Explaining, “It wasn’t like. Oh let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. 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.”
Despite his announcement, Kanye ensures the public he is “not a politician,” and just wants “everyone to win.”
While Donald Trump has given this election plenty of excitement and controversy, something tells me we are in for an even bigger show come 2020.
Earlier this week, news broke that Ben McKenzie, who played Ryan Atwood in the teen drama, is expecting a baby with his girl-friend and Gotham co-star Morena Baccarin.
Morena’s, 36, rep confirmed to E! News that she is in fact pregnant with Ben’s baby.
Morena was out with McKenzie, 37, on Sunday at Fox’s 2015 Emmy Awards after-party, however she was able to hide her growing baby bump in a flowing red Reem Acra lace gown.
This is a big surprise, considering that the couple only became public a little over a week ago.
Interestingly enough, Morena guest starred on season 3 of The OC, but did not interact with Ben’s character.
Needless to say, OC fans are rejoicing as this means both Ben and Adam (aka Seth and Ryan) are entering fatherhood at relatively the same time, because actor Adam Brody also had some big news for fans today.
It was announced earlier today that Adam’s wife Leighton Meester gave birth to their first child together. Therefore, OC fans couldn’t help but reminisce about the two actors’ bromance on the popular TV show.
The OC fans, Twitter posts:
It's kind of cute that on the same day we learned Adam Brody is a father we learned Ben McKenzie is going to BECOME a father lol
— ATversky (@introvertedN2) September 24, 2015
Adam Brody is a father, and Ben McKenzie is about to become one. My O. C. heart is full. Sandy Cohen, look at your babies <3
— Kelli Weston (@kelli_weston) September 24, 2015
Morena’s estranged husband Austin Chick is claiming that she’s rubbing his face regarding her relationship with McKenzie. Chick claims that at one point he had come home to find Ben clean and fresh faced showered playing with his son.
The two have been involved in a custody battle over their one year old son. Chick says the boy is in a confusing, unhealthy environment, pointing to an incident in August — 2 months after he filed for divorce — saying he came home to get his stuff and found Ben “had just taken a shower and he was playing with my son.”
Chick says Morena has told him she’s 3 1/2 months pregnant, and he says in the legal docs, “This places the moment of conception right in the first week of June, 2015, the time she was telling me she wanted to work on our marriage and well before we stopped sharing a bed.”
In previous legal docs, Morena has claimed they were already talking about separating in March.