Kanye West's protigee thinks the rapper is ''misunderstood''.

The 'Famous' rapper has come under fire for his support of US President Donald Trump and his controversial remarks that ''slavery was a choice'' in recent months but 21-year-old Desiigner insists his pal is a ''cool guy'' who is very ''focused.

He told Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper: ''Kanye is one of my mentors... He is really focused on what he wants to do, he has a lot of missions that he needs to accomplish. His operation is big.''

He went on to praise the 41-year-old star - as a ''cool guy'' who is just ''misunderstood'' and admitted he'd been inspired by ''some tips'' Kanye gave him.

Meanwhile, Kanye - who has children North, five, Saint, two, and eight-month-old Chicago with wife Kim Kardashian West - recently admitted he's still thinking of running for president in the near future.

He said: ''If I decide to do it, it will be done, I'm not going to try.

''Yes, 100 per cent it could happen... 2024.''

And the 'All Day' hitmaker also knows what his policies would target if he was voted into office.

He said: ''One of my main things once I'm president is the medical industry. I'm going to make sure that the medical industry flourishes.

''There's one thing I learned by hanging around with Jay-Z, and being married to my wife, is you can't f**k up the paper (money). That's the problem with a lot of the radical leaders in the past.''

Kanye - who first announced he would run for the US presidency in 2020 during a speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards - explained he wouldn't run as a member of the Republican or Democratic parties, but would want to lead his own Birthday Party.