Kanye West had one hell of a Saturday after performing at the Democratic National Committee fundraising event before President Barack Obama and the Democratic party. Find out what how ‘Ye ended up at “American Idol” and deets on Jamie Foxx performing at another DNC event inside….
President Barack Obama is on the fundraising trail hitting up several Democratic National Committee events on the west coast yesterday.
For the first event of the day, POTUS trekked from the Fairmont Hotel to the Warfield Theater in San Francisco Saturday morning. Chi-town native Kanye West was tapped to perform before the 1,300 Democratic supporters, including NBA MVP Steph Curry.
Of course, his pregnant wife Kim Kardashian West accompanied him to cheer him on. It’s interesting to note, that Kim and her family have said many times that they are Republicans…so…being at a Democratic Party fundraiser is…convenient, to say the least.
Before ‘Ye took over, President Obama spoke at the podium where he dropped some presidential advice to Yeezy, who claims he wants to run for president in 2020. POTUS gave Kanye three important tips he should follow, in which he said:
“You spend a lot of time dealing with some strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality tv show, so you have to be cool with that. Second important tip, saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy that’s what’s known as off message in politics [laughs]. You can’t say something like that, you don’t do that. And No. 3: Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy form the south side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States? That is crazy. That’s cray!”
OMG! So love our POTUS. Peep his speech below:
Following President Obama’s speech, Ye hit the stage to perform tracks from his catalog including, “Power,” “Amazing,” “Love Lockdown,” “Runaway,” “Coldest Winter,” “Only One,” and “All Falls Down,” to name a few. He gifted the Democratic Party supporters with an hour-long show. Check it:
And check this out:
Yeezy didn’t meet the President without barring gifts. He gifted POTUS with two pairs of his adidas sneakers: the high-top Yeezy 750 Boost sneakers in a size 12 and his low-top Yeezy Boost 350 in an 11.5. Nice!
After his performance, Kanye, his wife and his adorable daughter North West, along with a huge entourage, strolled the streets of San Francisco for lunch. Peep their street shots here.
Kanye popped up at the “American Idol” auditions to make a surprise appearance as a contestant! Ha! The G.O.O.D. rapper hit up the singing competition’s auditions to perform an a capella rendition of his 2005 hit track “Gold Digger.”
“Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. along with host Ryan Seacrest were pleasantly surprised to see the “Bound 2” rapper in the building.
And it appears ‘Ye was able to impress the judges and made it to the next round. Ryan captioned, “look who’s going to Hollywood! #IdolAuditions #kanyewest” It’s unclear if ‘Ye will actually show up in Hollywood, but we assume this is all for ratings.
Elsewhere on the wes coast….
President Barack Obama continued his fundraising trail jetting out of San Francisco to Los Angeles.
POTUS arrived at the Pacific Palisades home of psychiatrist Dr. Robin Berman and activist Ed Berman for a private event for a few Democratic supporters.
Before President O arrived, R&B crooner Jamie Foxx (pictured above with his daughters Corinne and Annalise) serenaded guests with his vocals. According to attendees, Jamie sung a few classic Motown hits before R&B singer Kelly Rowland joined him on stage to perform “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Inside, Jamie’s daughter Corinne made sure to nap her “selfie” with President O. She captioned, “Just in case the Secret Service doesn’t release our official photograph together. Yeah, I met the POTUS today. Nbd. #freakingout” Cute!
Photos: FameFlynet/Kim’s IG/Ryan’s IG/Steph Curry’s IG/Jamie’s IG/@jerrylorenzo/@corinnefox