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Kanye West Just Called This Republican Candidate ‘Brilliant’

Kanye West was completely serious when he said he was running for president in five years.

In an interview with Vanity Fair published Thursday, West said he still plans to run and that he thinks Ben Carson is a “brilliant” candidate.

“I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do,” West said. “I’ve got a lot of growing up to do.” (VIDEO: Kanye West: ‘I’m Running For President In 2020’)

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“I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings. I just want everyone to win, that’s all I can say, and I think we can.” (RELATED: Carson Blames Political Correctness For Outrage Over Muslim Comments)

“When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like ‘I want to work with you.'”

“As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy.” (VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: Kim Kardashian Is ‘Inspirational’)

Kanye West calls Ben Carson brilliant

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“And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.” (RELATED: Chelsea Clinton: A Kanye West Presidential Bid Would Be ‘Awesome’)