Kanye West, the rapper sent out a tweet that he was running for president and although he didn’t say when he included a hashtag #2020VISION.
In the past West has said that he was running for president in 2024.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!”
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States ??! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
Kanye has in the past expressed his liking of Donald Trump and the president worked with Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian on a few pardons and on prison reform.
This is very late in a calendar year to be running for president and it’s impossible to say how many ballots he could manage to get in for this year’s election.
And if he ran third party it is hard to predict which candidate he would take the most votes from but I suspect it would be Joe Biden.
In 2019, the rapper stated, “there will be a time when I will be the president of the US, and I will remember… any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing.” The “Jesus Is King” rapper made headlines in 2018 after delivering an impassioned 10-minute speech from the Oval Office as he sat across from President Trump.
“Let’s stop worrying about the future. All we really have is today,” he said, before adding: “Trump is on his hero’s journey right now, and he might not have expected to have a crazy motherfucker like Kanye West.”
The Chicago crooner’s fashion company, according to Forbes, topped roughly $1.5 billion in sales in 2019. West released his 9th studio album, Jesus Is King, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.