Kanye West says he would be contesting for United States President.
He announced this via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
“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,” West tweeted around 9 p.m. ET.
He completed the tweet with an American flag emoji, and the hashtag #2020VISION.
This is not the first time celebrities in the US contest for the white house seat as US President DonaldTrump himself was a reality TV star and former President Ronald Reagan made his name as a Hollywood actor before entering politics.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Trump both have a few hundred million dollar fundraising advantage on the 21-time Grammy winner. Though his wife, Kim Kardashian, is very nearly a billionaire after selling 20% of her KKW Beauty last month if he’s looking to borrow a few hundred million.
If West does actually want to run for president, he would have to do so as an independent. And even that would take him acquiring the necessary signatures to get on November’s ballot.
Voters in Indiana, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Texas would not be able to vote for him as the deadline has already passed to file.
West, 43, made a surreal appearance in the Oval Office in October 2018, meeting with Trump after professing his love for the current president. The move ostracized the Chicago rapper from many of his peers in the entertainment industry. In the end it turned out West hadn’t even voted in the 2016 election.
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