Kanye West denies being ‘paid’ to run for president: ‘I got more money than Trump’

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Kanye West’s name will appear on at least a dozen states’ ballots this year. There’s a whole operation in nearly every state to get Kanye on the ballot. Those operations are being operated by longtime Republicans and Trump supporters. Kanye is also in open communication with Jared Kushner, who is clearly manipulating a mentally ill man. It’s an open question about whether Kanye actually understands the depth to which he’s being used and manipulated by MAGA Republicans. On one side, Kanye clearly agrees with them politically, especially when it comes to men’s ownership of women’s bodies and fake religiosity. On the other side, it’s election fraud and no one is even hiding it. There’s simply no way that Kanye is capable or organizing the sh-t that’s happening in his name. So, this happened:

The United States is 64 days away from the 2020 election on Nov. 3, and Kanye West is still on the campaign trail. The rapper has appeared on a few ballots thus far, but public questioning of his intentions have risen–especially since Vice magazine published an article earlier this month claiming the Republican Party helped him submit the required signatures to appear on the ballot in the swing state of Wisconsin.

Nick Cannon is hoping to break down all of Ye’s political controversies in a new interview he’s been teasing on Instagram on Monday (Aug. 31). “People keep on saying I think that y’all, you and Republicans, are in cahoots,” West said in a preview clip. Cannon responded saying that there are people who believe Republicans are “paying you to do what you’re doing to be a distraction” in the upcoming election.

“Bro, can’t nobody pay me,” West replied. “I got more money than Trump.”

[From Billboard]

I wish it actually was as clear-cut as Republicans paying Kanye to run. That would imply knowledge and a consensual, illegal, transactional relationship between adults of sound mind and body. Instead, it’s Republican operatives manipulating a mentally ill man who is too ignorant to understand what’s happening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Kanye is getting paid. I just don’t think that’s why he’s participating in this bullsh-t. He’s participating in it because he’s an idiot and he doesn’t know he’s being used.

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  1. Lucy says:

    I can’t wait to see Trump respond to that comment. He can’t lose, especially to a black man. If there’s no response, hmmmm wonder what that could mean.

  2. evyn says:

    He “got more money than Trump”, but he still took that bailout money.

    • Char says:

      Kim probably has more money than Kanye if we count real money and not his delusions about being a billionaire.

  3. Kitty says:

    This year feels like a nightmare and I can’t wake up. Nothing’s shocking

  4. Silver Charm says:

    Don’t forget Kanye’s companies got federal money from the pandemic relief bill. He’s already publicly got paid by Trump.

    • me says:

      Exactly and this is what Trump will throw back in Kanye’s face. Both men can f*ck off for all I care.

    • Lemons says:

      Kanye got paid by the American people. So did Trump & Co.
      Trump is just stupid enough to mention it as if he’s any better. The reality is that they are both working towards the same goal of getting Trump elected.

      As so many others have said before me…I just want this nightmare to end.

  5. Mich says:

    Kanye is colluding with the Trump campaign and his own ‘campaign’ is a fraud. Legally, he is almost certainly breaking Federal election laws and, once all of this is over, he should be investigated.

  6. Jaxonmeh says:

    Just because someone is mentally ill, doesn’t make them easily manipulatable. I think it’s easy to look at his choices and infantilize him when we don’t understand him because he also has a mental illness. It’s easy to say he’s not of sound mind on that issue. I think Kanye can be both mentally ill but be of enough sound mind to make choices we wouldn’t agree with. I think Kanye is blatantly ok with what he is doing. He is fine with using corruption to get to his goals. He’s seen it work with Trump. Now what his goals are on this aren’t especially clear to me. It might be complicated on what he really wants, but it would be a mistake to dismiss it as part of a mental fever dream.

    I think the Republicans enabling Kanye are stupid to think he can be controlled. I think it will blow up in their faces at some point because they don’t understand him. And I’m ready for it. Hopefully it happens before the election though.

  7. Christa says:

    Correction. “My wife has more money than Trump”

  8. niki says:

    He may not want or need the money, but attention and accolades are the currency Kanye craves.