Kanye West has been doing a lot of planning and brainstorming when it comes to his presidential campaign and so, it sounds like he’s pictured Jay-Z as his ultimate running mate! As fans know, the rappers’ relationship has been up and down for years but one thing is certain, Jay-Z would never support Kanye’s presidential bid.
Either way, Kanye seemed to suggest Jay-Z would just be perfect for that job.
While chatting with Kris Kaylin on Z93 JAMZ radio, Ye dished that ‘So, I reached out to [independent candidate Jade Simmons] to be my vice president, my running mate. Now, we have Michelle Tidball, who’s a Christian pastor out of Wyoming, who’s my running mate, but she would be open to also taking another position [in Kanye’s cabinet] if we found another running mate.’
Then, he proceeded to get inspired by the initials for South Carolina, S.C., since the interview was ahead of that rally, and told the host that ‘You know who should actually be my running mate? Shawn Carter.’
In case you were not aware, this is Jay-Z’s real name!
Asked if he had proposed that to his former collaborator and best friend, Kanye laughed and admitted: ‘Man, you know that I ain’t talked to my brother in about 9 years or something like that. But the fact that we have nott talked in so long, that is how you know we are real brothers. … because fake ones be mad but still pull up because they are getting a check.’
In reality, while they have indeed not been on the best of terms for years, Kanye and Jay-Z were in fact in the same room not too long ago!
Back in December, the rappers attended Diddy’s 50th birthday so they were definitely in the same room alongside other stars. And they even shook hands!