Famed rapper to run for US President?

Famed rapper Kanye West announces he would be running for president, perhaps this year.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Kanye West
Kanye West
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Famed rapper Kanye West on Saturday announced he would be running for president, The Hill reports.

In an Independence Day tweet, the 43-year-old musician and fashion designer said he is running for president and used the hashtag "2020 vision," appearing to indicate he plans to toss his hat in the ring for this fall's 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!" West wrote.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk quickly replied, "You have my full support!"

West has frequently supported President Donald Trump and suggested in April that he was going to vote for him this fall.

"And we know who I’m voting on," West said. "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!"

West visited the Oval Office in October of 2018, sporting a red "Make America Great Again" hat and saying "I love this guy right here," while posing with Trump. Later, however, he said he had decided to distance himself from politics.

His wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, has also visited the White House as an activist pushing for criminal justice reform.

Despite the tweet and the tag, it remains unclear if West seriously plans to run this year and whether any official paperwork for an election bid has been filed.




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