Rapper, Kanye West announced on Twitter Saturday evening that he is running for president of the United States of America.
“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,” the Chicago rapper tweeted with “#2020VISION.”
Kanye’s post garnered more than 400,000 likes within two hours.
But a 2020 run would be a near impossible mission for the “Jesus is King” artist as it seems very unlikely the polarizing entertainer could actually unseat his friend, Donald Trump.
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
West, who recently hit a billionaire status according to Forbes ranking, made no mention of a presidential ambition during a GQ feature two months ago. After previously mentioning he wasn’t registered to vote, he assured the publication that he would turn out for the 2020 election.
“I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who I’m voting on,” West said at the time.
“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.
“Because guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1!”
West implied he was pleased with Trump because of the state of real estate.
“I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office,” West told GQ’s editor-in-chief Will Welch.
“They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property.”
West appears to have at least one vote secured.
“You have my full support!” his pal, Elon Musk, tweeted.
It is not apparent how serious he is about running, but if West, 43, actually wants 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. Bad news for voters in Indiana, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Texas — the deadline has already passed to file and you won’t get a chance to vote for West. (Unless you want to write him in.)