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Kanye West's bizarre interview with a Kiwi radio DJ: 'I'm going to be President one day'

The controversial rapper also proclaimed that he is "unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time."

Kanye West firmly believes he will be President of the United States one day. At least, that's the message he got across in a new interview with Kiwi DJ Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio.
The 42-year-old rapper, fashion designer and husband of Kim Kardashain had previously announced plans to run for president in America's upcoming 2020 election, and although his plans never came into fruition, he has confimed that a political career is still on his agenda, as he said "there will be a time" when he is President of the United States.
Over the course of an in-depth two hour interview, he told Lowe: "There will be a time when I will be the President of the US and I will remember… any founder that didn't have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing."
When asked it he was planning to run in 2024 he said "We're working on it."
West has come under fire for his political views in the past, most notably for his support for controversial president Donald Trump. He caused outrage by wearing a hat emblazoned with the figurehead's slogan, "Make America Great Again", and for insisting that he would be wearing the hat in all future performances.
He even visited the current President in the Oval Office in October 2018, conducting what one reporter described as the wildest White House event she's ever seen. Among other things, West became the first person ever to publicly say "motherf*..." in the presidential office.
Kanye made himself at home in the Oval Office when he met with Donald Trump in October 2018. Image: Getty
In the Beats 1 interview, the rapper didn't shy away from sharing some of his other opinions either, as he admitted that during the making of his new album 'Jesus Is King', he asked his collaborators "not to have premarital sex", as he believed it went against the message in his record.
He said: "I was asking people to fast during the album. I was asking people to … this is gonna be radical, what I'm about to say, there's times where I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working on the album.
"Seriously, there's times where I was … you know, there's times where I went to people who were working on other projects and said, 'Could you just work and focus on this'.
"I thought, if we could all focus and fast … I mean, it's known when people pray together … families that pray together, stay together. When people pray together, and fast together, the power is increased."
He also proclaimed that he is "unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time."
He insisted it is "just fact" that he is "the greatest artist in human existence", and poked fun at those who were offended when he donned the infamous red "Make America Great Again" cap last year, which showed his support for controversial president Donald Trump.
"Give me some other examples where someone is saying what isn't culturally what you're supposed to say," he said. "Give me an example where someone is saying what you're not supposed to say. You don't want to say it, do you liberal?
"And now - I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It's not even a question at this point. It's just a fact. For the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God's practical joke to all liberals. Like, 'No, not Kanye!' "
Kanye and Zane Lowe spoke for over two hours. Image: Apple Music/Beats 1
The 'Heartless' rapper also said he wants to let people know "what Jesus has done" for him, after recently converting to Christianity.
Kanye plans to release his ninth studio album, 'Jesus is King', on Friday (24.10.19), and has said he believes his "job is to spread the gospel" and let people know that he's "free" now that he's "a son of God".
"Now that I'm in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me.
"I've spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I'm letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I'm no longer a slave, I'm a son now, a son of God. I'm free."