Kanye West says he's serious about a presidential campaign for the 2020 election, noting that he's "got five years" to prepare -- and "a lot of growing up to do."
"I've got five years before I go and run for office and I've got a lot of research to do," the "Through The Wire" singer told the magazine.
The 38-year-old husband of Kim Kardashian -- just imagine her as the first lady -- pointed to his family's vast academic achievements in justifying the lofty aspiration.
"Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child," West said. "When I was a child, I was holding my mom's hand at Operation PUSH -- I think it's time.
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While the trendsetter acknowledged that "it's fun to be a rock star," he said he'll eventually reach "a point where I become my mother's child.
"With all the things I've done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what's the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents' child."
Following his political proclamation at the MTV VMAs this year, a giant banner questioning the controversy magnet's potential candidacy sprouted up in Los Angeles near the Staples Center.