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Imagine A World Where Kanye West Is President And Stormzy Is Prime Minister

Matthew Cooper

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Imagine A World Where Kanye West Is President And Stormzy Is Prime Minister

There is still a lot of uncertainty in the air since Friday's referendum results revealed that we will, at some point, be leaving the EU.

The feeling of uncertainty is not necessarily a particularly welcome one as many of us wonder what the hell is going to happen in the foreseeable future.

Your social media timelines have no doubt been inundated with mostly ill-informed (sometimes very racist) opinions on one side of the argument or the other.


One thing that has been borne out of the #Brexit fallout though is Stormzy pondering how many retweets man needs to become Prime Minister. Admittedly it's a tasty prospect, even if it's for nothing more than the cabinet becoming the Grime outfit that the name deserves.

If you couple Stormzy's proposed run at PM with Kanye's bid to be the president of the United States of America in 2020, we'd certainly have quite the political dream-team on our hands, for better or for worse.

What are the chances of it? Pretty slim, admittedly. I asked Paddy Power and they gave me odds of 1000/1 on Stormzy to be next UK Prime Minister after David Cameron.


And 200/1 for Kanye West to win the 2020 US presidential election.

Both of those are significantly smaller than the odds that were offered on Leicester to win the Premier League. Yes there are many other factors at play but we'll conveniently ignore them.

But, if it did happen, what could we maybe, just maybe, expect two of the most powerful figures in the world to grace us with?

Free Yeezys


No-one knows what's going to happen with regards to the pound over the next few years. Will it bottom out completely? Unlikely. Will it slowly recover? Most probably. But just in case it doesn't and we can barely scrape together enough bottle caps and coppers to cover our naked, scarred chests in paper-thin garments weaved by legal slaves, at least PM Ye will have enough spare Boosts for us to avoid horrendous blisters.

Press Conferences Worth Watching

Few things get the Internet community hot under the collar and flustered like a Kanye West interview. Remember the time Kanye called himself a 'creative genius' and likened himself to 'Picasso' and every other famous person from history who's ever created anything significant ever?


Well, imagine if every time a noteworthy event took place that President West had to comment on he instead just bemoaned old white fashion designers who made his journey into the industry needlessly difficult.

Grime Aid

Everything about Live Aid and Live 8 was a sham. Even worse it was a sham fronted by the soggy duo of Bono and Bob Geldof. Rich people proposing their music will save the world and the environment after they arrived to the show via multiple private jets. Fuck off.


The premise would still be the same admittedly, but replace Robbie Williams and Pete Doherty with Stormzy, Skepta, Yeezy, Future, Wiley and anyone else who can send a crowd into total anarchy and you at least have something worth watching/attending.

Yes, I'm aware that neither Ye or Future make Grime music but for the sake of titling the event we will ignore that.

It would basically be a cook out for charity. Also, it would give us another chance to recreate Kanye's frankly absurd BRITS performance from 2015.

The Arts Would Flourish

When times are hard it's usually sectors like the arts that get hacked at from all angles. It's a sad truth but in all honesty it's probably a necessary one.

Since Friday there have already been multiple stories on the British film industry and how leaving the EU might ffect shows like Game of Thrones.

The WSJ also reported that "Michael Ryan, chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, called Friday's result a 'huge blow', especially for young filmmakers who often rely on EU grants for seed money.

"British arts organisations received grants totalling £40 million ($54.7 million) from the EU's Creative Europe funding program in 2014 and 2015, according to Arts Council England. Additional support comes from other EU funding programmes not specifically related to the arts, including the European Regional Development Fund," Ryan said.

As for Kanye and Stormzy, neither two artists had their success gifted to them. Yes, Ye is an art school dropout but that certainly doesn't guarantee success. In 2012 the musician/ fashion designer founded the DONDA foundation, which is a creative content company. Since its formation, West has been extremely secretive about the company's operations. However, if these two had their say I imagine they'd find a way to pump money into a sector that gives young people the platform to express themselves in such times of uncertainty and disharmony.

Topics: Prime Minister, Kanye West, President, brexit, Stormzy

Matthew Cooper
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