Kanye West is alternately channeling President Barack Obama and bashing him.
The rap star made headlines recently by dismissing Obama, saying the president name checks celebrities like himself to up his fading cool quotient.
This week, West said he wanted to be the “Obama of clothing” as he plots his brand expansion into the sartorial world.
The rapper said that he’s going to use his power to help him succeed in the fashion industry, even though it seems no one else wants him to. “Obama couldn’t have won without the black vote. I am going to use the power that we have to break through, to push those barriers that Michael [Jackson] had to break,” he explained.