Kanye West's alleged plan to run for president in 2020 has not missed the attention of Barack Obama. The President offered up some words of advice for the future campaigner, aka 'Peezy', during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco where Kanye was a featured performer.
"You've got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show," Obama suggested. "Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy — that's what's known as off-message in politics," he added, referring to the rapper's so-titled album. "You can't say something like that. There are a lot of people who have lost their congressional seats saying things like that."
Okay, so they were more like prodding sarcastic remarks than genuine political counsel, but it was all in good humor. Obama seized the opportunity to point out the irony by jokingly asking the crowd, "Do you really think 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?"
Well played, POTUS.