Kayne West has said he was inspired to run for president thanks to God and his renewed Christian faith.
The 43-year-old made the admission on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, in an episode lasting almost three hours, as reported by Fox News.
"It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower.
"When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul," he said referring to his presidential plans.
West said he believes his "creativity and goal-setting personality" makes him stand out compared to President Trump and Joe Biden.
He added some of his famous friends and colleagues said they thought he was joking or tried to convince him not to run.
The recording star claimed Oprah Winfrey told him he would have to become knowledgeable about foreign affairs if he was serious about taking part in the race.
If he doesn't win, West said he hopes to run as governor of California, like Ronald Reagan did when he was an actor.
"If it's in God's plan that part of my path is to be the governor then that's fine, but my calling is to be the leader of the free world," he said.
West added he plans to run again in 2024 and possibly for a different party.
"I'm definitely 100% winning in 2024," he said.
"I was thinking I would possibly be the Democrat."