2020 is only just getting weirder. Over the weekend Kanye West announced that he will be running to become the next President of the United States.
On the Fourth of July, West declared his bid for the 2020 presidential nomination on Twitter. He wrote: “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.”
It is currently unclear if the rapper has filed any of the necessary paperwork for him to appear on the ballots against current candidates Joe Biden and President 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
Following West’s announcement, tech mogul Elon Musk and fellow billionaire Mark Cuban have thrown their support behind the rapper. Meanwhile, celebrities such as Tiffany Haddish and Paris Hilton have mocked West by announcing their own presidential campaigns. See their posts below.
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 5, 2020
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I too am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) July 5, 2020
PARIS FOR PRESIDENT ✨🇺🇸👸🏼✨
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) July 5, 2020
This isn’t the first time West has revealed his interest in the presidential elections. In 2015, the rapper announced at the MTV Video Music Awards his plans to run for president in 2020, which he reaffirmed again in an interview with Vanity Fair.
But at the end of 2019, Ye said he had pushed back his presidential campaign to 2024 instead. “When I run for president in 2024, we would have created so many jobs I’m not gonna run, I’m gonna walk,” the rapper told the crowd at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, per ABC.
West’s POTUS announcement arrived hot on the heels of his latest song, “Wash Us in the Blood,” which is expected to appear on his upcoming album, God’s Country. Last week, Ye also joined Ty Dolla $ign and FKA twigs on the Skrillex-produced single, “Ego Death.”