The world was treated to a three-hour long conversation between Kanye West and Joe Rogan on Saturday that explored the rapper’s presidential campaign, Trump and political advice the rapper says he received from Oprah Winfrey.
“I think people are going to have a much better understanding and appreciation of how this man thinks,” Rogan wrote on Instagram Friday, one day before The Joe Rogan Experience episode aired.
The pair addressed West’s campaign, which he launched in July with a South Carolina rally, where he shared that wife Kim Kardashian had considered terminating her pregnancy when carrying their daughter, North West, now 7. Those remarks and others caused a social media storm that questioned West’s mental health and Kardashian soon released an Instagram statement that disclosed her husband of six years has bipolar disorder. West publicly apologized to his wife but divorce rumors popped up rooted in part to him revealing that he’s been “trying to get divorced” from Kardashian.
“My calling is to be the leader of the free world,” West told Rogan. “It was something god put in my heart in 2015.” The revelation which he had in the shower, gave him joy. At that year’s MTV Music Video Awards, the rapper announced, “I have decided in 2020 to run for president” while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.