Most of you have heard about Kanye West's ambitions to run for President in 2020. While most have thought this was a joke, the topic does seem to be coming up rather frequently. At a West Coast fundraiser featuring an appearance by the rapper, President Barack Obama went ahead and gave the rapper some tips for his possible presidential run, and who would possibly know better than the president himself?
"Obama's first up was aimed at reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump. "First of all, you've got to spend a lot of time dealing with some strange characters who behave like they're on a reality TV show," Obama said. "So you've just to be cool with that."
Referencing West's fifth studio album, Obama went on to say "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."
The third tip by Obama hit the Chicago-raised West close to home. "Do you really think that this country is going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States?" Obama asked. "That is crazy. That's cray!"
Obama, also joked that West has his own nickname for the person in the White House — Peezy (that's someone who is really, really cool)."
Watch the video of the speech here.