Vic Mensa isn’t a fan of the whole “President of the United States” thing. In the same vein as others who have spoken out on the candidates to choose from for the upcoming 2016 election, the Chicago rapper is really not here for any of them. Not having made it his business to listen to the selling points for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or that “black Republican candidate” Ben Carson, Mensa can only recall some very poor highlights from information that has floated his way.
“I haven’t listened to anything anybody’s said. I mean, all I’ve heard is bulls*t that Donald Trump has said, just disrespectful, offensive stuff. Obviously, I can’t relate to that,” he told VIBE before he took the stage at TIDAL X: 1020 on Tuesday (Oct. 20). “I haven’t heard sh*t Hillary said. I listened to some random stuff that the black Republican candidate was talking about. He was talking about how he wouldn’t agree with a Muslim being president. I don’t feel nobody in this race.”
In a recent discussion on Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show, fellow rap youngin’ Joey Bada$$ expressed his detachment from the 2016 candidates, namely Clinton and Trump. Seeking a candidate that expressed concern for issues facing young black voters, the Brooklyn MC wasn’t too keen on the nation’s choices either. But for Mensa, the entire establishment rubs him the wrong way.
“I don’t really feel presidents in general. I don’t feel like the President of the United States is really who’s calling the shots. I know the the President of the United States isn’t who’s calling the shots. And the presidents are even technically elected by the people. I mean, look at what happened with Al Gore and George Bush. It’s the Electoral College that overrides the people’s vote. F**k the presidency and f**k the presidential candidates.”
There is one presidential candidate that Vic Mensa would pay attention to, however. “I’m voting for Kanye,” he said. As for what would make Yeezy a good president? “Unpredictably, I don’t know if that’s a good presidential quality. But he’s truthful. That’s more than any president can say.”