6 Potential Vice President Candidates For Kanye West

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Funny, News
Published 06.07.20

Kanye West intends to run for President of the United States, as American politics continues to be more of a very high-budget reality TV show than anything else.

You always hear about these celebrities talking about running for president and for some reason – as long as they’re not frighteningly right-wing – they’re consistently met with resounding enthusiasm and backing.

Ronald Reagan ruined it first, with Trump picking up the slack years later, and now the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Oprah are saying that they’ve thought about it. I’ve not looked into it, but Wesley Snipes has probably said the same too. I don’t know what happened to actual politicians in the US, but right now it’s a race to see which celebrity will throw their hat into the ring next.

Singer-songwriter Kanye West is the latest to show his interest now, and since this will probably happen eventually, we may as well try and guess who his Vice President will be…

1. Jay Z

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Get the obvious one out of the way here. He’s a businessman, not a business, man.

We all know these two are pretty great friends and have collaborated on various projects more than once.

The good thing for Jay Z here is that he could finally make it law for everyone to use Tidal instead of Spotify or Apple Music, but on a more serious note, you get the impression that he really would do a lot for racial equality.

It’s hard to watch the video to The Story of O.J. and not think that someone with his insight should have some sort of larger say in a wider political context.

2. Taylor Swift

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Bit of a curveball, this one, but we all know Kanye West likes to shock us with some bizarro stances and actions. Wearing a MAGA hat? Bloody hell, Kanye! Slavery was a choice?! Jesus, Kanye! That song with Lil Pump? What are you on, Kanye?!

It’s only a matter of time before he does something a bit wild again and becomes best mates with Taylor Swift, eventually making her his vice president, despite their rocky past.

3. The Ghost of Blackbeard

A great leader (and genius tactician) who was actually a fair man that ran a sort of quasi-socialist ship, where his crew were treated with dignity and given better pay than most rival seamen (lol) and would provide them with great morale during a fight by showing up and killing shitloads of men.

On the flip side, he was also a bit of a nut job who liked to light his beard on fire and kill people on the wrong side too. He’s Kanye through and through, really, and Kanye’s the only person man enough to enlist the help of Edward Teach.

4. Elon Musk

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The two are friends, apparently? They have pictures together and even swap clothes with the help of Photoshop.

Elon Musk would be a useful ally in a presidential race since he has a lot of connections and is the ultimate connection himself, but I worry that he’s too much of a narcissist to be vice-something.

Kanye loves himself and we all know that, but Elon Musk may love himself just a bit more, and two egos like that in close proximity – running a country – could be a little too much to work.

5. Kanye West

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Would he want to share the load? Share the Oval Office? Share the limelight? Nay. I don’t think he would.

What could a Vice President do that President Kanye couldn’t? Maybe a few charity appearances and local congress meetings (I have no idea how American politics works)? Kanye could do all of that and more. All Kanye needs to succeed is Kanye.

Kanye is all Kanye has needed to get to the point where he is now (and a generous helping hand from Jay Z) so Kanye doesn’t need a vice, but if he does, it’ll be Kanye.

6. Paul McCartney

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Why not?