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He may have all the stage presence of a can of Spam and the same bigoted views on Muslims as your drunk uncle, but it seems Ben Carson has been making some undeniably smart decisions during his presidential campaign.

For example, he refuses to have anything to do with Kanye West. We know this because Kanye West said so.

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As you’ve probably heard, Kanye announced that he plans to run for president in 2020 during his stoned, rambling speech at the VMAs last month.

The world assumed (and hoped) he was kidding, but Kanye confirmed his candidacy in a recent interview with Vanity Fair interview.

He also revealed that his efforts to get in touch with current candidate Carson (to ask for pointers?) have failed miserably.

"As soon as I heard Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him," says Yeezy. Apparently, Carson wouldn’t take his calls, which makes sense, because:

  1. He probably didn’t want to be on the receiving end of a 45 minute rant about the importance of sweatshirts, and
  2. Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, supports Hillary Clinton, who is also running for president, and who disagrees with Carson on just about every issue there is.

Oh, and that rant about sweatshirts? That’s not hypothetical. 

In the same interview in which he revealed that he’s super serious about running for the highest office in the nation, Yeezus went off about how sweatshirts are about to change the world. He then compared himself to Mark Twain, or something:

"Sweatshirts are f–king important," Kanye said.

"That might sound like the funniest quote ever. How can you say all this stuff about running for president in 2020 and then say sweatshirts are important? But they are. Just mark my words. Mark my words like Mark Twain."

Can someone tell Kanye that when Mark Twain said something funny it was intentional? That’s a very important distinction.