Barack Obama gives Kanye advice for his presidential run

The rapper recently announced his intention to run for president of the US.

FILE: US President Barack Obama

JOHANNESBURG - US president Barack Obama has offered a few words of wisdom to Kanye West, who recently announced that he intends to run for leader of the country in 2020.

He was speaking at a fund-raising event in California yesterday where Kanye was scheduled to perform.

Obama warned Kanye that he will have to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show.

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