- Aug 28, 2015
President Barack Obama, known for his sharp sense of humor, doled out some funny and critical advice to presidential aspirant Kanye West on Saturday during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco, Calif.
An estimated 1,300 people paid between $250-$10,000 per person to attend the event, which was headlined by West, alongside an appearance from the Golden State Warriors and the team's NBA championship trophy, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
"In a little while you are going to hear from a guy who is thinking about getting into politics," the president said, referring to West's outlandish announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards that he plans to run for president in 2020, notes the report. "You may have heard that Kanye is thinking about running [for] speaker of the house. It couldn't get any stranger. In case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing or as Kanye calls it 'peezy.'"
The president then offered the rapper some good-humored advice.