Will.i.am calls Kanye West’s presidential bid “a dangerous thing to be playing with”

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Will.i.am has
spoken out about Kanye
West
‘s bid to be president, calling it “a dangerous thing
to be playing with.”

West
announced last week
(July 5) that he hopes to make a run for
the White House in November, going up against President Donald Trump and the
presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Speaking in a new interview, Will.i.am has discussed West’s
political aspirations and how he thinks you don’t have to run for
office to do great things for the community.

“It’s a dangerous thing to be playing with,” Will told

The Mirror
.“If you’re not serious, you don’t play with
that, especially now.â€

He added: “Like what the fuck, seriously, I don’t even know
what like community service you do.â€

The Black Eyed
Peas
frontman went on to say that he himself doesn’t need to
run for president in order to effect change in the world, saying
that he is already making a massive difference to children’s
lives.

“There’s so many ways to help our communities other than
politics and you don’t have to run for office to change
people’s lives for the better,†he said. â€œFor the past 11
years I went back to the ghetto where I’m from and started a
school. I started with 65 kids – now I have 720 kids and
growing.â€

, Will.i.am calls Kanye West’s presidential bid “a dangerous
thing to be playing with”, Shop Ticket SnatchersKanye West and Will.i.am
in 2007. CREDIT: Getty Images

He continued: “Our kids have gone off to colleges they
probably never thought, or anyone thought, they’d go to – like
Dartmouth, Brown, Stanford, UCLA – studying things you probably
never thought they would study, like bioscience, engineering,
autonomy, robotics and computer science.

“So you don’t have to be a politician to protect the
youth…Politics, nah. I’d rather do what I do, and do as much as
I can.†I couldn’t agree more.â€

This isn’t the first time that Will.i.am has spoken out about
the actions of West. Back in 2018,
he responded
to the ‘Yeezus’ rapper’s controversial
comments about slavery
, describing them as “hurtful.â€

“When you’re a slave, you’re owned,†Will said. “You
don’t choose if you’re owned. When you’re a slave you’re
deprived of education. That’s not choice, that’s by
force.â€

Will.I.Am added: “I understand the need to have free thought,
but if your thoughts aren’t researched, that is just going to
hurt those that are still in conditions where it’s not
choice.â€

Meanwhile,
West‘s plans for a 2020 presidential run have been thrown into
doubt after it was revealed that he’s already missed several key
deadlines.

According to
Ballotpedia
, Kanye failed to register as an independent
candidate in North Carolina by 3 March, May 11 in Texas and 26 May
in New York.

He has also missed the deadline in Maine (1 June), New Mexico
(25 June) and Indiana, which requires independent candidates to
register by 30 June.

However, he is still eligible to register in states such as
South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan where the
deadlines fall in July.

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Will.i.am calls Kanye West’s presidential bid “a dangerous
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Will.i.am has
spoken out about Kanye
West‘s bid to be president, calling it “a dangerous thing
to be playing with.”
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West
announced last week (July 5) that he hopes to make a run for
the White House in November, going up against President Donald Trump and the
presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Speaking in a new interview, Will.i.am has discussed West’s
political aspirations and how he thinks you don’t have to run for
office to do great things for the community.
“It’s a dangerous thing to be playing with,” Will told

The Mirror.“If you’re not serious, you don’t play with
that, especially now.â€
He added: “Like what the fuck, seriously, I don’t even know
what like community service you do.â€
The Black Eyed
Peas frontman went on to say that he himself doesn’t need to
run for president in order to effect change in the world, saying
that he is already making a massive difference to children’s
lives.
“There’s so many ways to help our communities other than
politics and you don’t have to run for office to change
people’s lives for the better,†he said. â€œFor the past 11
years I went back to the ghetto where I’m from and started a
school. I started with 65 kids – now I have 720 kids and
growing.â€
Kanye West and Will.i.am
in 2007. CREDIT: Getty Images
He continued: “Our kids have gone off to colleges they
probably never thought, or anyone thought, they’d go to – like
Dartmouth, Brown, Stanford, UCLA – studying things you probably
never thought they would study, like bioscience, engineering,
autonomy, robotics and computer science.
“So you don’t have to be a politician to protect the
youth…Politics, nah. I’d rather do what I do, and do as much as
I can.†I couldn’t agree more.â€
This isn’t the first time that Will.i.am has spoken out about
the actions of West. Back in 2018,
he responded to the ‘Yeezus’ rapper’s controversial
comments about slavery, describing them as “hurtful.â€
“When you’re a slave, you’re owned,†Will said. “You
don’t choose if you’re owned. When you’re a slave you’re
deprived of education. That’s not choice, that’s by
force.â€
Will.I.Am added: “I understand the need to have free thought,
but if your thoughts aren’t researched, that is just going to
hurt those that are still in conditions where it’s not
choice.â€

Meanwhile,
West‘s plans for a 2020 presidential run have been thrown into
doubt after it was revealed that he’s already missed several key
deadlines.
According to
Ballotpedia, Kanye failed to register as an independent
candidate in North Carolina by 3 March, May 11 in Texas and 26 May
in New York.
He has also missed the deadline in Maine (1 June), New Mexico
(25 June) and Indiana, which requires independent candidates to
register by 30 June.
However, he is still eligible to register in states such as
South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan where the
deadlines fall in July.
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Will.i.am calls Kanye West’s presidential bid “a dangerous
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