UNITED STATES—Rapper Kanye West, 43, announced on Saturday, July 4, that he will be running for the President of the United States in 2020. Kanye and his wife, Kim Kardashian, have collaborated with current POTUS Donald Trump in relation to matters of criminal reform. West, will vie for the position of Commander-in-Chief alongside Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
West sent out a tweet announcing his run for President of the United States. He received support from businessman Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, who indicated he will provide full support to West. A trending topic on Twitter is “First Lady,” which envisions Kanye living at The White House with the reality star, Kim Kardashian. Kardashian, who is the founder of kkwbeauty, retweeted her husband’s post along with an American flag emoji.
This is not the first time that the rapper expressed desires to become president. He made a similar announcement during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. He mentioned running for POTUS at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, in New York, in November 2019.
West is known for his designer shoe brand, Yeezy, and recently signed a 10-year deal with the clothing organization GAP. He has shown his support for President Trump in recent years. He visited The White House in October 11, 2018, to discuss criminal justice issues that included prison reform, prevention of gang violence, and the reduction of violence in Chicago. Kardashian visited The White House the same year to discuss the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a great grandmother was serving a life-sentence in prison for a non-violent crime before being pardoned by President Trump.
West has not yet filed any official paperwork noting his run for President of the United States of America.