Kanye West is done with President Trump. In an interview with Forbes magazine to promote his campaign for president, Kanye revealed he was "severely ill" with COVID-19 in February.
"I am taking the red hat off with this interview," said the father-of-4, referring to the red MAGA hat he wore during his trips to visit Trump at the White House.
Kanye, 43, is confident his name will be on the ballots as an independent this fall, even though he's missed the filing deadline in most states.
"I'm speaking with experts, I'm going to speak with Jared Kushner, the White House, with Biden," he says.
Referring to former friend, Trump, Kanye said he's lost confidence in the president. "It looks like one big mess to me. I don't like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker."
He dismissed rumors that he is running to help re-elect Trump by siphoning Democratic votes from Biden. Kanye said he isn't worried about Biden, who reportedly suffers from senile dementia.
"I'm not saying Trump's in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama's special. Trump's special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special."
As for the platform he plans to run on, Kanye said he wants to bring Wakanda to the United States. Wakanda is the fictional technologically advanced kingdom in the film Black Panther.
"A lot of Africans do not like the movie and representation of themselves in...Wakanda," he says. "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..."
"Let's get back to Wakanda," he continued. "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."