Kanye West may be running for president in 2020 but when it comes to politics today he has been asked by the Democratic National Committee to put a sock in it. The rapper who has famously interrupted awards shows and telethons to give his own opinion has been told to keep his advice to himself when he performs at an October 10th DNC fundraiser which will be attended by President Obama.
According to the New York Post:
A source said, “There will be restrictions…. Kanye won’t be able to lecture the president about how to run the country.”
West will debut songs from his next album, “Swish,” at the event, for which tickets cost up to $10,000.
Considering that West once leaped on the stage during the MTV Video Awards and grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift to announce that she didn’t deserve the award she had won, Dems will have their work cut out for them. That is especially in light of Obama’s reaction to West’s MTV outburst captured in the video below.
The way Obama has been running the country, moreover, maybe he could use some advice, not matter how hostile.
Cross-posted at The Lid