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Will.i.am Slams Kanye West Over Presidency Aspiration Announcement

WESTWOOD, CA – JULY 28: Kanye West and Will.I.Am arrives at the Grammy Foundations Starry Night with Quincy Jones at the UCLA Tennis Center on July 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)

Grab your popcorn and a soda because we may be about to witness another Kanye West and Will.i.am feud.

Back in 2018, the Black Eyed Peas star slammed Kanye after the rapper claimed that 400 years of slavery was a “choice” during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

Kanye during the interview said:

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice.”

The comment sparked outrage and the “Jesus Is King” rapper received backlash.

Will.i.am was one of those who slammed Kanye, calling him ‘ignorant’ during a chat with Piers Morgan.

Will.i.am said:

“That broke my heart, because I thought about my grandma who was born in 1920, and her connection with her mom who raised her was born in the late 1800s, and my grandmother’s grandma was a slave.

That Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian tried to defend his comments on her family’s hit reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, didn’t help much.

Fast forward two years and The Voice coach has another angst to settle with Kanye.

Will.i.am and Kanye West

Will.i.am and Kanye West | Photo – Evening Standard

This time, Will.i.am is not pleased that Kanye announced he is running for ­President of the United States.

Will.i.am called the announcement “a dangerous thing to be playing with.”

The 45-year-old singer added:

“If you’re not serious, you don’t play with that, especially now.”

Will.i.am goes on to explain that Kanye doesn’t need to run for president to effect change in the world.

“There are 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.

“For 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.

“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.”

Kim’s husband is known for making gnomic statements on social media so it is unclear if he really intends to run for president in the US 2020 elections.

Recently, during an interview with Forbes, revealed that he suspects coronavirus vaccine is “the mark of the beast.”

The Christian rapper believes that a coronavirus vaccine is an agenda to control humans and prevent people from making heaven.

He said:

“So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast.”

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