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    “My calling is to be the Leader of the Free World”: Kanye West talks about God and politics

    The businessman, Kanye West believes God wants him to run for president of the United States, as he says it’s his “calling” to be the “leader of the free world”.

    The 43-year-old rapper announced in July he is throwing his hat into the ring as a candidate for the upcoming US election on November 3, and has now claimed it’s his “calling” to be the “leader of the free world”, as he says God “called” him to “take this position”.

    “It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015,” West said. “A few days before the MTV Awards it hit me in the shower. When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul. I felt that energy. I felt that spirit.” The Grammy winner admitted that some of his friends and colleagues weren’t on board with the idea, but he said he stayed focused because he thought he would “definitely be a billionaire by that time.”

    “Not that that’s a reason why someone should become president, but it’s to say, you know, at that time I was around 50 million dollars in debt, and I knew I had the confidence that I would be able to turn that around,” he explained.

    West elaborated on why he registered late as a presidential candidate, asserting that his battle with coronavirus earlier this year meant he was unable to put together his political campaign in the way he would have wanted.

    He told the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast: “Why did I register so late to run for president? Covid. I had the virus and I was sitting in quarantine in my house and my cousin texts me about being prepared to run for president.

    “And I just completely put it off to the side ‘cause I was like shivering and having the shakes and taking hot showers and eating soup. … [Coronavirus] threw everyone off. It threw everybody’s plans off. And then it was just this calling on my heart.”

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