On Sunday night, Kanye West concluded a captivating speech at the VMAs with an announcement of something even more exciting than news about his album SWISH—a 2020 presidential run. Whether or not he’s serious remains to be seen, but he’s already caught the ears of the current president.
In an interview with reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to a question about West’s run for office by jokingly saying he looks “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.”
Here’s two great options, pulled from West’s speech—”It’s about ideas, bro” and “Listen to the kids” would both look awesome on official presidential campaign Yeezus merch.
— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
Whether he decides to run or not, West has already received support on social media and from his peers including Rihanna.
In an interview with ET, the “Bitch Better Have My Money” singer endorsed Mr. West for prez. “I mean people are voting for [Donald] Trump,” said Rihanna. “Who wouldn’t vote for Kanye?!”
She also reacted to his epic VMA acceptance speech. “I got to see it,” she added, “and I’m really, really elated with his speech. His speech was incredible.”