Ben Carson on Kanye West's Presidential Potential: 'I Was Extremely Impressed'

Ben Carson on Kanye West's Presidential Potential: 'I Was Extremely Impressed'

It seems as the feeling's mutual.

Published September 28, 2015

Remember when Kanye West announced that he'll be officially running for president in 2020? Well, he was serious and was looking at one presidential hopeful, Ben Carson, for inspiration. 'Ye was such a fan that he called Trump's competition "brilliant" — Yes, Kanye's praising another human being's existence. This is huge! — and it seems as though the feeling's mutual.


In an interview with ABC, Carson explained that he and the "New Slaves" rapper actually had a phone conversation that left him pretty impressed. "I did have an opportunity to talk with him," he said. "I was extremey impressed with his business acumen. He knows a lot about business. I talked to him about the possibility of maybe himself and some of the other people in pop culture doing some music that might be uplifting that might give young women a sense of their value and young men a sense of responsibility. I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society."

Interesting. We have many questions: Could there be a West and Carson card in 2020? Seeing his enthrallment with Carson, does this mean Kanye's a Republican? Would these presidential aspirations delay SWISH even further? Only time will tell.

But, let's be honest. There's only one question that really matters: Would you vote for Kanye? is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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