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New South Wales has recorded more cases of COVID-19 than Victoria.

The state recorded seven new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday from 14,378 tests, while Victoria’s reported only one case, its lowest number since June 9.

Of the seven cases, two of them are overseas travellers in hotel quarantine while the other five are locally transmitted.

Three of the locally acquired cases are from one family and an educator who attended the Greater Beginnings Childcare Centre (pictured) in Oran Park

Three of the locally acquired cases are from one family and an educator who attended the Greater Beginnings Childcare Centre (pictured) in Oran Park

Three of the locally acquired cases are from one family and an educator who attended the Greater Beginnings Childcare Centre (pictured) in Oran Park

A person is seen being tested at a coronavirus testing facility at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Thursday, October 15 (pictured). The state is now finding more COVID than in Victoria

A person is seen being tested at a coronavirus testing facility at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Thursday, October 15 (pictured). The state is now finding more COVID than in Victoria

A person is seen being tested at a coronavirus testing facility at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Thursday, October 15 (pictured). The state is now finding more COVID than in Victoria

People out shopping in the CBD wearing face masks on September 05, 2020 in Sydney

People out shopping in the CBD wearing face masks on September 05, 2020 in Sydney

People out shopping in the CBD wearing face masks on September 05, 2020 in Sydney

Three of the locally acquired cases are from one family and an educator who attended the Greater Beginnings Childcare Centre in Oran Park.

The four cases are linked to a close contact of a previous contact.

A fifth positive case is a student who goes to Oran Park High School, as staff and students are plunged into to isolate. 

This student is a close contact of a known confirmed case linked to the Liverpool Private Clinic cluster.

Contact tracing is continuing with the school undergoing a deep clean over the weekend. 

The state was set to have more restrictions eased on Wednesday, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian opted not to announce the changes due to the increase of local transmissions.

She hinted they had planned to relax the four-square metre rule for indoor dining, as well as changing the rule on bookings being a maximum of ten and wedding guest limits.

‘We will be holding off until Dr Chant gives us the green light to say we are over the existing current concerns,’ Ms Berejiklian said. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) has warned NSW is on the verge of another outbreak as a cluster linked to two infected doctors has begun to spread

Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) has warned NSW is on the verge of another outbreak as a cluster linked to two infected doctors has begun to spread

Premier Gladys Berejiklian (pictured) has warned NSW is on the verge of another outbreak as a cluster linked to two infected doctors has begun to spread

The NSW government has slammed the brakes on announcing more easing of bar and restaurant restrictions (pictured, queues in Sydney after lockdown ended)

The NSW government has slammed the brakes on announcing more easing of bar and restaurant restrictions (pictured, queues in Sydney after lockdown ended)

The NSW government has slammed the brakes on announcing more easing of bar and restaurant restrictions (pictured, queues in Sydney after lockdown ended)

The concerns come amid fears NSW is on the verge of another outbreak as a cluster linked to two infected doctors has begun to spread. 

‘This is the most concerned we’ve been since that first incident when the Victorian citizen came up, infected his colleagues and went for a drink at a hotel,’ Ms Berejiklian said.

‘Our state is on the verge of being where it was when we had the first seeding incident from Victoria.’

While the announcement for further restrictions is being held off, the easing of restrictions unveiled on Tuesday will still go ahead.

Up to 500 people will be allowed to attend open-air concerts from Friday as long as they stay seated and there is at least four square metres per person.

Restrictions for outdoor dining venues will also be relaxed, allowing one patron per two square metres as long as venues use an electronic QR code to record patrons’ contact details.

NSW has recorded 11 new locally acquired coronavirus cases (pictured patient in Sydney's Eastern suburbs gets tested for COVID-19)

NSW has recorded 11 new locally acquired coronavirus cases (pictured patient in Sydney's Eastern suburbs gets tested for COVID-19)

NSW has recorded 11 new locally acquired coronavirus cases (pictured patient in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs gets tested for COVID-19)

Increasing the limit on venue bookings and the number of people who can attend weddings was on the table, the premier said, and may still be agreed to later this week.  

The state recorded more cases than coronavirus capital Victoria  on Saturday, which recorded just one new case of the disease.

With just 24 hours before to go, Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the easing of some restrictions for Melbourne on Sunday. 

No deaths were recorded on Saturday and Melbourne’s rolling 14-day average is now down to 8.1, but is still above the target needed for a widespread easing of restrictions.

Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus case with Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) expected to announce an easing of some restrictions on Sunday

Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus case with Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) expected to announce an easing of some restrictions on Sunday

Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus case with Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) expected to announce an easing of some restrictions on Sunday

The state had just two new infections on Friday with Premier Daniel Andrews expected to announce a raft of eased restrictions on Sunday.

‘The fact that we as a community… city and country… have been as stubborn as this virus in our resolve to defeat it, we are well placed to take significant steps on Sunday,’ he said on Friday.

‘On Sunday, I very much look forward to giving people a sense of what the coming weeks will look like.’

The last time infection numbers were so low was on June 9 when Victoria recorded no new cases. 

MELBOURNE’S ROADMAP OUT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – WHAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO AND WHEN:

Step one: Came into effect on September 14 

Step two: Came into effect on September 28 

Step three: When there is a daily statewide average of five new cases over the past 14 days. The original aim was for October 26, brought forward to October 19 after the 14-day average of new cases fell below initial expectations, but again put on hold after new case numbers plateaued.

This has now been revamped to be a series of ‘mini-steps’ and more gradual easings as the numbers proved difficult to shift.

Step four: The move to step four will come when there have been no new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. The aim is for this to come into place on November 23 

COVID Normal: After 28 days of no new COVID-19 cases, things will return to normal. 

FREEDOMS YOU GET AT EACH STEP OF EASING 

Step one – came into effect September 14 

Curfew has been eased to 9pm-5am

People can still only leave home for the four reasons (shopping, exercise, work and care or medical attention)

Public gatherings increased to two people, or a household, for a maximum of two hours

 Singles can have one nominated person to their home as part of the ‘singles social bubble’ 

Childcare and early educators to remain closed

Schools will continue to learn remotely unless they have exemptions

 Adult education to continue to be done remotely, unless they have exemption

 Only go to work if you are in a permitted industry 

– Cafes and restaurants will continue with take away only

– Retail businesses will remain open for essential shopping, with others only operating with click and collect

– Only one person per household can do the essential shopping 

Step two – came into effect September 28

 Melbourne’s curfew lifted

– Public gatherings increase again to five people from a maximum of two households

Childcare and early educators can re-open

Schools to continue with remote learning, but Prep to Grade Two and Year 11 and Year 12 students will gradually return to class in Term 4 

 There will be an increase to permitted workplaces

Step three – originally expected October 26, brought forward to October 19 

There are no restrictions on leaving home

Public gatherings increase to 10 people together outdoors

 A ‘household bubble’ will be introduced, so five people from one house can visit another 

Remote learning to continue, but Grades 3 to Year 11 can gradually return to class

– Adult education to continue to be done remotely, but hands on classes will see a phased return to onsite 

 Work from home is encouraged

– Up to 10 people can eat together at restaurants and cafes, with the majority of tables outdoor

– Retail shops to reopen, with hairdresses operating under safety measures but beauty stores to remain closed

– Real estate agents can conduct private inspections by appointment

– The one person per household limit on shopping is to be revoked 

Step four – expected in November, dependent on new case numbers:

Public gatherings to increase to 50 people outdoors

 Up to 20 visitors can attend a home at any one time

 All adult education will return to onsite with safety measures in place

– Groups limited to 20 indoors and a maximum of 50 patrons per venue

– All retail stores to reopen, while real estate agents can operate with safety measures and by keeping a record of attendants

Step five – COVID normal:

Public gatherings have no restriction

 There will also be no restriction on visitors to homes

– Phased return to onsite work for work from home workers

  Schools to reopen as normal

– Restrictions on hospitality removed, but venues to continue keeping records 

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Rapper Offset livestreams himself being detained by cops in Beverly Hills  

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Rapper Offset has been detained for allegedly ‘waving guns at people’ while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles. 

The 28-year-old recorded himself being pulled over by police in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon.  

In a video shared to his Instagram Live, the rapper refused to step out of his car while being questioned by cops – one of whom had a weapon drawn.  

That officer told Offset there were reports he had been ‘waving guns at people’ as he drove through the area. He replied that Trump supporters had hit his car with a flag.  

The Los Angeles Police Department has not responded to a request for comment.  

The rapper’s wife, Cardi B, was also spotted on the scene in videos captured by bystanders. 

TMZ reports that her cousin, Marcelo Almanzar, was arrested in connection to the incident. He was allegedly in possession of a loaded firearm. 

Rapper Offset has been detained for 'waving guns at people' while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles

Rapper Offset has been detained for 'waving guns at people' while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles

Rapper Offset has been detained for ‘waving guns at people’ while driving through a Trump rally in Los Angeles

During the livestream video, Offset can be heard telling officers: ‘I’m a f**king celebrity, do you know who I am? I’m Offset from [hip-hop trio] Migos’.

He continues: ‘You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There’s 25,000 people [watching] on my livestream. You’re gonna get sued publicly.’

Another of the cops subsequently attempts to reach into Offset’s car and open the door from the inside. 

‘You can’t do that! It’s not legal!’ the star snaps. 

I’m gonna sue the s**t outta you. Ya’ll know who I am?’ he asks the officers. 

The stream ends after the officer opens the door and Offset steps out. 

Separate video showed him being placed into handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters look on.  

Video later posted by an onlooker showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters stood looking on

Video later posted by an onlooker showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters stood looking on

Video later posted by an onlooker showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters stood looking on 

Hundred of Trump supporters turned out in Beverly Hills to show their support for the President ahead of the election

Hundred of Trump supporters turned out in Beverly Hills to show their support for the President ahead of the election

Hundred of Trump supporters turned out in Beverly Hills to show their support for the President ahead of the election 

Police have not confirmed whether Offset waved a gun at the supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle

Police have not confirmed whether Offset waved a gun at the supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle

Police have not confirmed whether Offset waved a gun at the supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle 

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, has a lengthy rap sheet. 

In 2013, he was briefly held in custody for violating probation that he had received due to prior convictions for burglary and theft. 

In  2015, he was arrested for marijuana possession and firearm possession. He was denied bond due to his earlier criminal convictions. 

While being held in a Georgia correctional facility, Offset was charged with battery and inciting a riot after attacking another inmate. He spent the next eight months behind bars. 

In 2016, Offset was charged for driving with a suspended license. He was arrested again for weapons and drug possession in 2018. 

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the on-off husband of Cardi B

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the on-off husband of Cardi B

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the on-off husband of Cardi B

Offset is the on-off husband of Cardi B. 

The couple – who tied the knot in 2017 – recently reconciled following a short split. 

Cardi also took to Instagram on Saturday evening, sharing video which showed her sitting in the backseat of a Rolls Royce as it drove through Beverly Hills. 

The vehicle then passed the Trump rally as she stated: ‘I don’t like this!’

It’s currently unclear whether the pair were traveling in separate vehicles st the time of Offset’s arrest. 

Together they share two-year-old daughter, Kulture.  

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards 

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The toughest team in the NRL: Read the inspirational success stories in the Penrith Panthers

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The remarkable success of Penrith Panthers NRL team this season has been nothing but incredible.

The minor premiers hope to continue their dream 17-game unbeaten run when they take on Melbourne Storm in the NRL grand final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.

It will be the club’s third premiership if the fairytale script goes to plan, following previous success in 1991 and 2003.

Many of the locally-raised Panthers stars have endured mammoth personal challenges and tragedy off-the-field which have inspired their on-field success this season.

From family heartache and tough upbringings to extreme poverty and family behind bars, many have defied the toughest of odds to overcome adversity.

‘They embody the battler spirit the Penrith club prides itself on,’ Panthers legend Mark Geyer told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Coming from tough backgrounds, they’ve had to work harder than anyone else to get where they are today, which has made them more resilient. Everything else that comes their way is a bonus.’ 

 Geyer was the only player who grew up in the Mount Druitt area when the Panthers won their maiden premiership in 1991.

Six players in the Panthers line-up this Sunday come from the 2770 postcode, which was subject to a controversial SBS documentary called Struggle Street five years ago.

‘The five or six players from Mount Druitt are the driving force behind this year’s side, which has brought a culture that’s made them so successful ‘ Geyer said.

‘They’re role models to today’s youth from the 2770 postcode that they too can be a success.’

Daily Mail Australia pays tribute to the Panthers stars who have defied the toughest of odds to overcome adversity.

Brian To’o

The young Panthers winger was a day shy of his 10th birthday when his sister Dannielle tragically lost her hard-fought battle with cancer in 2008. 

‘I didn’t get to say goodbye to her, I miss her so much,’ he told Fox Sports in 2019.

‘I would do anything just to see her again, it’s so hard to describe how much I love my sister. I’d do anything to take her place. I would do anything for her.’

To’o still visits her grave every week.  

‘She had the mentality to never give up and always keep smiling. That’s something I spoke about amongst the boys and something I want to have myself. When I grow up I want to pass that on to my kids.’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald this week.

His parents often struggled to make ends meet.

‘There would days when we would be sweet but then there would be days I’d have to sacrifice all my meal prep for training for my parents and siblings,’ To’o recalled.

Penrith winger Brian To'o, pictured with his partner is one of several Panthers stars to endure family tragedy

Penrith winger Brian To'o, pictured with his partner is one of several Panthers stars to endure family tragedy

Penrith winger Brian To’o, pictured with his partner is one of several Panthers stars to endure family tragedy

To'o still visits the grave of his sister Dannielle, who died a day before his 10th birthday

To'o still visits the grave of his sister Dannielle, who died a day before his 10th birthday

To’o still visits the grave of his sister Dannielle, who died a day before his 10th birthday

Jarome Luai  

Martin Luai was jailed for drug trafficking three years ago, leaving his eldest son Jarome to help raise his three siblings on top of becoming the breadwinner and  starting his own family. 

He not only missed the birth of Jarome’s first child but also his NRL debut in 2018 during his two-and-a-half-years behind bars in a Brisbane maximum security prison.

He had to listen to his son’s milestone game against the Newcastle Knights on the radio in his prison cell.

The young Panthers playmaker learnt a great deal while his father was behind bars.

‘You’ve got to work for everything in life and there’s no easy road, which is  something I took out of that,’ Luai told Nine News this week.

‘It gave me more motivation to make it for my family as well. My dad wasn’t around so i had to step up and take that father role in the house. 

His father is proud of how his son stepped up in his absence and will be in crowd cheering him on  at ANZ Stadium this Sunday night.

‘To show that maturity as a young man, to step up, I just get emotional thinking about it,’ Mr Luai said.

Jarome Luai became his family's breadwinner when his dad Martin was sent to jail. The Panthers star is pictured  with his partner and young son on a Gold Coast holiday in January

Jarome Luai became his family's breadwinner when his dad Martin was sent to jail. The Panthers star is pictured  with his partner and young son on a Gold Coast holiday in January

Jarome Luai became his family’s breadwinner when his dad Martin was sent to jail. The Panthers star is pictured  with his partner and young son on a Gold Coast holiday in January

Martin (right) is proud of his son Jarome (left)

Martin (right) is proud of his son Jarome (left)

Martin Luai will be cheering from the stands

Martin Luai will be cheering from the stands

Martin Luai  (right) was jailed for drug trafficking three years ago, leaving his eldest son Jarome (pictured left with his dad)  to help raise his three siblings

Viliame Kikau  

It’s been 10 years since the backrower’s older brother Jope was confined to a wheelchair by a spinal infection.

Kikau idolised Jope, who had been a rugby union prodigy until his promising career was abruptly cut short at age 19. 

Kikau brought his Panthers teammates to tears when he opened up about Jope’s story at one of the club’s regular vulnerability sessions earlier this season.

‘He (Jope) was going places. I have no doubt one day he would have worn an All Blacks jersey. And just like that it happened,’ Kikau told the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘But for him, it’s still hard.’

Kikau famously made a post-game 6750km dash to Fiji to be the best man at Jope’s wedding last season which involved two mid-game vomits and three missed flights.

He will be playing for his older brother when he runs onto ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.

‘I am living his dream,’ Kikau said.

Viliame Kikau (right) still idolises his brother Jope (left) who's confined to a wheelchair

Viliame Kikau (right) still idolises his brother Jope (left) who's confined to a wheelchair

Viliame Kikau (right) still idolises his brother Jope (left) who’s confined to a wheelchair

Viliame Kikau (pictured at Panthers  training this week) will be playing for his older brother

Viliame Kikau (pictured at Panthers  training this week) will be playing for his older brother

Viliame Kikau (pictured at Panthers  training this week) will be playing for his older brother 

Stephen Crichton 

The Samoan-born centre, 19, has become one of the code’s brightest rising stars since bursting onto the scene to make his NRL debut 14 months ago. 

When he was two, his parents Sina and Va’a ditched their jobs at an onion factory in Apia and moved their growing family initially to New Zealand and then Australia, where they settled in western Sydney.

He almost never played rugby league because his family couldn’t afford the junior registration fees.

Crichton was in year nine when SBS aired Struggle Street, filmed in the Mount Druitt housing commission streets where he grew up.

He recalls the deep hurt suffered and being given a hard time by Patrician Brothers Blacktown schoolmates about coming from the area when the documentary dubbed as ‘poverty porn’ by the local mayor aired in 2015.

He’s one of six Panthers stars who grew up in the 2770 postcode who now use the documentary as motivation towards premiership glory. 

Crichton is desperate to the dispel the misconceived stereotype that nothing good comes out of Mount Druitt.  

‘At school, I was teased a fair bit. Kids would laugh at me and say ‘oh, you’re from Struggle Street’. ‘It hurt but after a while, it also became my motivation,’ he recently told the Daily Telegraph. 

Stephen Crichton (right) was raised in Mount Druitt and was teased by schoolmates when Struggle Street aired in 2015. He's pictured with teammate Brian To'o, who also grew up in the 2770 postcode

Stephen Crichton (right) was raised in Mount Druitt and was teased by schoolmates when Struggle Street aired in 2015. He's pictured with teammate Brian To'o, who also grew up in the 2770 postcode

Stephen Crichton (right) was raised in Mount Druitt and was teased by schoolmates when Struggle Street aired in 2015. He’s pictured with teammate Brian To’o, who also grew up in the 2770 postcode

Brent Naden

The centre who has scored 12 tries this season was raised in Wellington, a town in central west NSW often dubbed ‘Little Antarctica’ for its high use of the drug ice.

He’s the cousin of notorious murderer Malcolm Naden, who was Australia’s most wanted man before his dramatic capture in 2012 and has since been sentenced to life behind bars

Naden, 24, has never met or had anything to do with his notorious cousin.

‘My pop used to say you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your relatives,’ he told the Newcastle Herald in 2017 during a brief stint with the Knights.

‘My parents knew him but I’ve never met him and they did their best to distance us (the family) from him. When I was younger, it affected me though.’

Naden returns to the starting line-up for Sunday night’s clash.

Brent Naden (pictured at Panthers training on Tuesday) has never met or had anything to do with his famous serial killer cousin

Brent Naden (pictured at Panthers training on Tuesday) has never met or had anything to do with his famous serial killer cousin

Brent Naden (pictured at Panthers training on Tuesday) has never met or had anything to do with his famous serial killer cousin

Malcolm Naden who was Australia's most wanted man before his dramatic capture in 2012

Malcolm Naden who was Australia's most wanted man before his dramatic capture in 2012

Malcolm Naden who was Australia’s most wanted man before his dramatic capture in 2012

Tyrone May 

Another 2770 product proud of his Mount Druitt roots, May would wake up at 4.30 every morning to pick and pack fruit at a plant called StarTrack before heading off to school.

A little over two years ago, he was living out of his car and sleeping on friends’ couches.

But things would get a whole lot worse in 2019, when the utility player faced the prospect of time behind bars after being charged with four counts of intentionally recording an intimate image without consent.

He narrowly avoided jail and was sentenced to 300 hours of community service plus a three-year good behaviour bond over sex tapes filmed without consent.

He was also sternly reprimanded by Magistrate Robyn Denes.

‘This behaviour is not only morally reprehensible, it’s criminal, Ultimately, this is an offence which takes what was consensual sexual acts to another level. It does breach trust,’ she told him during sentencing.

Tyrone May (pictured) narrowly avoided a jail sentence after he was embroiled in a sex tape scandal.

Tyrone May (pictured) narrowly avoided a jail sentence after he was embroiled in a sex tape scandal.

Tyrone May (pictured) narrowly avoided a jail sentence after he was embroiled in a sex tape scandal.

May was also suspended for the first four games of the 2020 NRL season and fined 25 percent of his 2019 salary.

The ordeal left him ashamed and embarrassed but May says he’s now turned a corner and is seeking redemption.

‘I want to prove a lot of people wrong. That I’m not the guy they picture when they hear about me,’ he recently told the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘I just want to make amends for what I did and justify the support people have shown me to help me get through it. It wasn’t that long ago I was sitting in the little cell at Penrith police station. I genuinely thought I might be going to jail. 

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Kanye West explains his ‘calling to be the leader of the free world’ on Joe Rogan podcast

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Kanye West sat down for an extended conversation on the Joe Rogan Experience on Saturday.

During their nearly three-hour chat, the hip-hop legend and entrepreneur touched on an array of hot-button topics including politics, race, religion, the music and entertainment industries and his much-publicized mental health issues. 

With Americans already voting ahead of the November 3 elections by the millions, Rogan wasted little time and opened the show by asking West why he’s running for president, which prompted him to reiterate that he feels ‘a high power calling him to lead the free world.’ 

In-depth: Kanye West talked politics, race, religion, the music and entertainment industries and mental health, among others, during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

In-depth: Kanye West talked politics, race, religion, the music and entertainment industries and mental health, among others, during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

In-depth: Kanye West talked politics, race, religion, the music and entertainment industries and mental health, among others, during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

‘It was something God put on my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV Video Awards, it hit me in the shower,’ West recalled about his initial thought to run for president.

‘And when I first thought of it I started laughing to myself.  All this joy came over my body, through my soul. I just felt that energy; I felt that spirit.’

He went on to reveal how some friends, including people in the music industry and others, who ‘took it as a joke’ and gave him seemingly endless reasons why he couldn’t and shouldn’t run for president.

Politics: Rogan opened the show by asking West why he's running for president

Politics: Rogan opened the show by asking West why he's running for president

Politics: Rogan opened the show by asking West why he’s running for president

Presidential run explained: The hip-hop legend and entrepreneur claims a high power gave him a 'calling to be the leader of the free world' in 2015

Presidential run explained: The hip-hop legend and entrepreneur claims a high power gave him a 'calling to be the leader of the free world' in 2015

Presidential run explained: The hip-hop legend and entrepreneur claims a high power gave him a ‘calling to be the leader of the free world’ in 2015

After a mention of Ronald Reagan’s path to the White House, Rogan went on to suggest a run for California governor as a way for West to gain experience en route to the presidency.  

‘I believe my calling is to be the leader of the free world. If it’s in God’s plan that part of my path is to be the governor, that’s fine. But my calling is to be the leader of the free world,’ he responded.

‘There couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,’ he explained before adding, ‘I’m not here to down Trump or down Biden, I’m just here to express why God has called me to take this position. I manifest. I see things. I’m a great leader because I listen and I’m empathetic and I feel the entire Earth…  I do believe in world peace.’ 

While speaking uninterrupted for long stretches, West, at times, meandered off of topics and began elaborating about other subject matter.  

Run for CA gov: West said he was open to running for governor of California as a way to gain experience en route to the presidency

Run for CA gov: West said he was open to running for governor of California as a way to gain experience en route to the presidency

Run for CA gov: West said he was open to running for governor of California as a way to gain experience en route to the presidency

New kind of leader: I'm a great leader because I listen and I'm empathetic and I feel the entire Earth... I do believe in world peace,' West said of his best attributes to becoming president

New kind of leader: I'm a great leader because I listen and I'm empathetic and I feel the entire Earth... I do believe in world peace,' West said of his best attributes to becoming president

New kind of leader: I’m a great leader because I listen and I’m empathetic and I feel the entire Earth… I do believe in world peace,’ West said of his best attributes to becoming president

At certain points he suggested the likes of Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce and Brandon Lee had been murdered, among other claims. 

Elsewhere in the interview, West discussed religion, his work as a ‘pastor,’ his wildly successful clothing line, and the pitfalls of the music industry. 

‘At this point music loses me money. Of my $5 billion net worth, music is negative $4 million,’ he claimed.

‘I’m not at war with the music industry. I’m just saying we need to innovate. When I posted my contracts, I had ten contracts that kept putting me inside a labyrinth and things we don’t need.’

He added, ‘The contracts are made to rape the artists… There’s a way both parties can be happy. These deals can be flipped in a way that they’re just more fair.’

His take: During the nearly three-hour talk, West suggested the likes of Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce and Brandon Lee had been murdered, among other claims

His take: During the nearly three-hour talk, West suggested the likes of Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce and Brandon Lee had been murdered, among other claims

His take: During the nearly three-hour talk, West suggested the likes of Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bruce and Brandon Lee had been murdered, among other claims

Wide-ranging: While speaking uninterrupted for long stretches, West at times meandered off of topics and began elaborating about other subject matter

Wide-ranging: While speaking uninterrupted for long stretches, West at times meandered off of topics and began elaborating about other subject matter

Wide-ranging: While speaking uninterrupted for long stretches, West at times meandered off of topics and began elaborating about other subject matter

Rogan appeared to be more than sympathetic when it came to West’s well-chronicled issues with mental health, during which he suggested medications can ‘kill genius’.

‘It destroyed my confidence, made me a shell, glazed over my eyes, it made the mustang not buck anymore,’ West replied after being asked what his medications felt like.

‘They told me I was bipolar and I remember going on TMZ and saying slavery was a choice, and they medicated me for having that opinion and saying it out loud. But when I put those [music] contracts up I’m saying that was a choice.’    

Supportive: Rogan appeared to be more than sympathetic when it came to West's well-chronicled issues with mental health and subsequent medications

Supportive: Rogan appeared to be more than sympathetic when it came to West's well-chronicled issues with mental health and subsequent medications

Supportive: Rogan appeared to be more than sympathetic when it came to West’s well-chronicled issues with mental health and subsequent medications

Foggy: 'It destroyed my confidence, made me a shell, glazed over my eyes, it made the mustang not buck anymore,' West replied after being asked what his medications felt like

Foggy: 'It destroyed my confidence, made me a shell, glazed over my eyes, it made the mustang not buck anymore,' West replied after being asked what his medications felt like

Foggy: ‘It destroyed my confidence, made me a shell, glazed over my eyes, it made the mustang not buck anymore,’ West replied after being asked what his medications felt like

Mental health: West reiterated that he was diagnosed as bipolar

Mental health: West reiterated that he was diagnosed as bipolar

 Mental health: West reiterated that he was diagnosed as bipolar

Afterwards, Rogan, who’s also well known for his work as a comedian and UFC commentator, appeared to be pleased with their conversation when he teased it on his Instagram page.

‘Beyond my expectations, and I think people are going to have a much better understanding and appreciation of how this man thinks,’ Rogan wrote in the caption of a photo showing himself alongside West.

‘I really enjoyed talking to him, and we had a lot of fun.’

Mission Accomplished: Afterwards, Rogan appeared to be pleased with their conversation when he teased it on his Instagram page

Mission Accomplished: Afterwards, Rogan appeared to be pleased with their conversation when he teased it on his Instagram page

Mission Accomplished: Afterwards, Rogan appeared to be pleased with their conversation when he teased it on his Instagram page

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