Kanye West announced on July 4th he is running for US president in 2020.
On Saturday night the 43-year-old rapper shared the news on Twitter, writing: “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.”
West has been making the announcement for several years saying he intends to run in 2024. Read More– Kanye releases new music ‘Wash Us in the Blood’
“One of my main things [I’ll address] once I’m president is the medical industry,” he said in a 2018 interview with Power 92.3’s DJ Pharris. “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 fuck up the paper.. That’s the problem with a lot of the radical leaders in the past.”
West will be running against his “brother” Donald Trump in the 2020 race. He has received a lot of criticism for supporting the incumbent president and even said in an interview he would be voting for Trump in the upcoming election.
“We know who I’m voting on. And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over,” he said. “Because guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1! I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with her (Hillary Clinton). What kind of campaign is that, anyway? That’s like if Obama’s campaign was ‘I’m with black.’ What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion? Everybody has their own opinion! You know?”
After his statement, West received enthusiastic support from Elon Musk.