Kanye West concedes presidential bid, plans to return in 2024

The rapper is setting his sights on the next election.

After a brief and bizarre campaign to become the next President of the United States, Kanye West has finally admitted defeat in the 2020 elections—though he still has plans to conquer the Oval Office.

In the early hours of November 4, as Americans waited for poll results to come in, West conceded the election after failing to score any electoral votes. Despite that, the rapper-turned-politician still managed to secure at least 50,000 votes, according to Metro. West appeared on the ballot in 12 states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi and Tennessee, per The Hollywood Reporter.

“WELP,” West tweeted before adding, “KANYE 2024,” all but confirming a future run for presidency. He also attached a photo of himself smiling in front of the map of America.

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Earlier in the day, the 43-year-old rapper revealed that he exercised his democratic rights for the first time, casting a vote for himself in Wyoming. “God is so good,” West tweeted alongside a video of him submitting his voting slip. “Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust…me.”

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West had originally announced in 2019 that he would run for president in 2024. “We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a tax payer. I am myself. God is with us,” he had tweeted.

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