West revealed that billionaire tech giant Elon Musk is advising him on campaign strategies, he’s already selected a vice president, he’ll run as an independent, and that he pictures his White House administration resembling the fictitious Wakanda nation from the film Black Panther.
He also described Planned Parenthood as doing “the devil’s work” and disease vaccinations as being “the mark of the beast”.
But the part of the interview that’s sparked intrigue is West’s declaration that he’s “taking the red hat off”, referring to Mr Trump’s famous Make America Great Again cap, because the President has lost his support.
West told the magazine that the presidency “looks like one big mess”, pointing at the Black Lives Matter protests that gripped America and referencing reports that Mr Trump hid in a bunker at the White House during a Washington DC demonstration in May.
It marks a sharp U-turn from his apparent voting intentions just a few months ago.
In a profile piece in GQ magazine in April, West said: “We know who I’m voting (for) … I will not be told who I’m going to vote on because of my colour.”
What a difference a few months can make.
Talk of the unlikely bromance between the pair first emerged years before Mr Trump was the most powerful man in the world.
It’s been reported that Ivanka Trump struck up a friendship with West after attending one of his concerts in 2009.
Back in mid-2014 just prior to the lavish wedding of West to reality television star Kim Kardashian, Mr Trump was giving a television interview when he said he knew the couple “well” and described them as “very nice people”, wishing them “the best of luck” for their marriage.
He wasn’t one of the hundreds of guests invited to the televised event though.