This Weekend in Kanye West: DNC Performance, POTUS Advice + ‘American Idol’ Audition
As Kanye West is wont to say: He did it for the glory.
West had a big weekend, the pinnacle of which was his performance at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco. You can watch his entire set, which included “Power,” “Runaway,” “Good Life,” “Don’t Like,” “All Day” and “Black Skinhead,” up above.
But before West even took the stage, President Obama made sure to take a few jabs at the rapper, whom, the last time we checked, was running for president in 2020.
“You may have heard Kanye is thinking about running -- for Speaker of the House,” President Obama told the DNC audience, referencing the contentious race to fill soon-to-be former Speaker John Boehner’s position. “It couldn’t get any stranger. But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing -- or as he calls it, “Peezy” -- I do have advice for him.”
President Obama proceeded to harp on West’s album title choices, relationship with reality TV’s First Family the Kardashians and his potential run for president.
“Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the Southside of Chicago with a funny name to be President of the United States of America? That is crazy,” Obama joked. You can watch Obama's entire bit on the rapper below:
During today’s DNC fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama offered three pro tips to Kanye West, who recently said he wanted to run for president. Details here: http://abc7ne.ws/1R4grE6CLICK LIKE if this video made you laugh. Posted by ABC7 News on Saturday, October 10, 2015
Sometime after his DNC performance, West -- who apparently doesn’t think his career has taken off quite yet -- auditioned for the final season of American Idol. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. look to be in disbelief as they watch the rapper throw down an a cappella rendition of “Gold Digger.” Check it out:
That’s a lot on an average superstar's plate, but somewhere in the midst of it all, West was plagued by some very average Joe grievances. Peeved about just how many in-app purchases his two-year-old daughter has made of late, West took to Twitter to share his frustrations: