Here we go again…
After hinting that he would actually do it several times over the past few years, Kanye West has officially announced that he’s running for President of the United States. The rapper and fashion mogul made the announcement on the evening of July 4th, sending a tweet out from his official Twitter account to do so. Hmmm…
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The 43-year-old rapper implored the country to get back to “trusting God” and “unifying our vision” in his message, as you can see (below):
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
That’s certainly interesting! And official-ish? No word yet on whether he’s actually filed campaign paperwork, of course. An insider spoke to Us Weekly and confirmed that Yeezy “has not registered as a candidate” to get on any state election ballots. Furthermore, he’s already completely missed the deadline for several states, including Indiana, New York, and Texas.
Yeah… and now reality sets in. Good luck, ‘Ye.
Not to mention among all this that he obviously missed the primaries that took place over the last year, so presumptively West would be running as an independent candidate, rather than one backed by one of America’s major political parties, should he actually go forward and take this seriously.
Call us a little skeptical on this, but still… we suppose you never know, right?! After all, Donald Trump teased the nation about running for years before actually doing it!
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A source spoke to Us Weekly about wife Kim Kardashian West‘s reaction to Yeezy’s abrupt announcement, and it sounds like KKW is at least down to entertain the possibility of becoming the First Lady! The insider revealed (below):
“Kanye has been planning this for years and Kim has known about his aspirations and has been supportive. Kanye is passionate about arts and education and wants to support in any way he can.”
Well, OK then!
Elon Musk endorsed the rapper on Twitter immediately after he made his announcement, too, so, uh, we suppose Kanye has that going for him, as well. That’s quite an early coalition!
This is probably all show and no substance, but it’ll be interesting to see the greater reaction to his “campaign,” should West decide to take this further. What’s the end game? A new album? A new clothing line? That cosmetics line we keep hearing about? Seems like it’s gotta be more than just a product launch, right?!
So is he actually serious about wanting to be President? Because this sure is a non-traditional way to go about it, even for a guy like Yeezy…
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