President Obama gave Kanye West presidential advice at a Saturday fundraiser, during which the rapper was set to perform.
The Democratic National Committee hosted the event in San Francisco, with more than 1,000 people paying between $250 and a whopping $10,000 to attend.
But President Obama specifically addressed West and the music star’s supposed plans for a presidential bid during his prepared remarks
During the fundraiser, however, Obama humorously offered some advice. “A little bit later you’re going to hear from a guy who I hear has been talking about launching a potential political career,” began the president, before making a reference to current personnel turmoil in Washington, D.C. “You may have heard about this. Kanye is thinking about running for Speaker of the House.”
“But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it ‘Peezy,’” Obama continued before advising, “First off all, you gotta spend a lot of time dealing with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show.” That, of course, was a nod to “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and there was also an allusion to one of West’s albums.
“Saying that you have a beautiful, dark, twisted, fantasy, that’s what’s known as off-message in politics,” stated the president. He then amusingly asked, “Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States?” Which, of course, is exactly what voters did twice.
We are sure that “Pezzy” is going to have something to say about this !