Kanye West has announced that he is running for president in the 2020 election.
“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,” the rapper turned sneaker mogul turned billionaire tweeted on the Fourth of July, which was met with immediate criticism.
However, many supporters such as Elon Musk were quick to share their support for Ye, who tweeted “You have my full support!” Potential first lady Kim Kardashian retweeted her husband’s message with the American flag emoji while Mark Cuban said, “If there was Rank Choice voting available and Kanye West was on the ballot with Joe Biden and Donald Trump, I would have Kanye West ahead of Donald Trump.”
The “Through the Wire” rapper is seemingly serious about running for president. His first time revealing his plans to run came in 2015 during the MTV Video Music Awards. He ultimately delayed his run to 2024 in order to allow Donald Trump a second term.
However, it may be too late for the 43-year-old to enter the 2020 race, as West has not yet registered as a candidate to be placed on state election ballots and has also missed the registration deadline for many states including Indiana, New York, and Texas.