Kanye West Says ‘Black Panther’s Wakanda Will Influence His Presidency

The rapper is inspired by the fictional country's internal politics.

After announcing he intends to run for President of the United States, Kanye West reveals his White house will be inspired by Wakanda in Black Panther.

In a recent Forbes interview, Kanye West described what his White House will look like if he successfully runs against Donald Trump. Surprisingly, the rapper is apparently influenced by the hierarchy Black Panther’s Wakanda. He explained that his design group will look similar to that of Wakanda’s, before claiming he’s one of the “most powerful humans.” Clearly he thinks his Presidency could be a force for change, although he neglected to explain what his actual policies would be.

“A lot of Africans do not like the movie [Black Panther] and representation of themselves in… Wakanda. But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House… That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans—I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free.”

Kanye West went to cite the Black Panther scene where T’Challa visits his sister Shuri and she gives him new shoes for his next mission. He also mentioned that the innovative nature of the fictional country would be at the heart of his White House, blending holistic medicine and “big pharma” together. Again, it’s not clear how the rapper intends to do this, but at least the sentiment’s there. Take a look below.

“Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie in Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine—like big pharma—we are going to work, innovate, together. This is not going to be some Nipsey Hussle being murdered, they’re doing a documentary, we have so many soldiers that die for our freedom, our freedom of information, that there is a cure for AIDS out there, there is going to be a mix of big pharma and holistic.”

What do you make of Kanye West’s Black Panther comparisons for his White House plans? Do you think his aspirations are possible? Sound-off in the comments below!

In the meantime, fans can re-visit the first film. Here is the synopsis for Black Panther:

Marvel Studios “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mantle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

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Source: Forbes

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.