Kanye West to Perform Songs From ‘Swish’ at Democratic National Committee Fundraiser
An unlikely audience is getting an early listen of Kanye West's highly anticipated album, Swish. The rapper is set to take the stage at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in October.
The event, which takes place in San Francisco, will help raise money for the Democratic party. And Yeezy's star power is definitely a factor in driving ticket prices, which range from $250 to $10,000.
President Obama will also be among the attendees with the G.O.O.D. Music leader, NBC reports. The fundraiser on Oct. 10 is listed as an "afternoon concert" at the Warfield, which can hold up to 2,300 people.
West announced his presidential bid for 2020 so it makes sense for him to start making political moves and to align himself with a political party.
Although, in an interview with Vanity Fair, 'Ye praised Republican candidate Ben Carson by calling him "the most brilliant guy." The 64-year-old GOP runner returned the favor in an interview on ABC's This Week, where he said he was "extremely impressed" by the 38-year-old rhymer. He also added that he's "certainly willing to give [West] a chance," and the rapper can "explain things and see if he resonates with the people."
But, controversy is never too far from North West's dad. After news of his performance at the DNC fundraiser, the Graduation creator is drawing criticism in the move since the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is happening on the same day in Washington, D.C.
"Does Kanye really care about justice, does he care about the oppressed? Or is Kanye too far removed? Either way, he should reconsider his invitation to the Democratic fundraiser, because it looks like the Democrats are playing him for a puppet. I guess the next campaign is #NoKanye2020!" read an op-ed on AllHipHop.com.
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