“WestKanda forever!” Last week, we reported that Grammy-winning artist Kanye West had announced his bid for the presidency. That’s the presidency of the United States. Needless to say, the announcement on Twtter was met with the expected mixture of praise (looking at you Elon Musk, you enabler) from fans and eye rolls from everyone else.
Whatever the reaction to West’s strange and surprising (not surprising that it’s strange) decision, it may all be moot as it’s too late for “Kandidate Kanye” to register in key states.
Funny you should ask. During a recent interview with Forbes, West laid out some of his strategy for a possible four years as President, and explained that he’s using Wakanda – the fictional home nation of T’Challa in Black Panther – as a basis for how he would run things here.
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“A lot of Africans do not like the movie [Black Panther] and representation of themselves in…Wakanda,” West explained. “But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House.”
You didn’t think that was it did you? Of course there’s more.
“That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans – I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free. Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie in Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine – like big pharma – we are going to work, innovate, together.”
West is referring to the scene where T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) visits sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and she gives him new shoes for his next mission. Well, what is the lesson here? West clearly enjoyed Black Panther. Maybe, Kim will use her scientific powers (most likely money) and become Kanye’s Shuri.
Where is Wolverine when you need him?
Black Panther is now available on Digitial HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD and on Disney+.