Kanye West Has Announced He’s Running For President

05 July 2020
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Ye tweeted that he will run in the 2020 election

Just when you thought this year had no more weirdness left to give, Kanye West announced via Twitter that he would be running for president of the United States, in the 2020 election race.

In a tweet sent last night, Ye said:

And, in peak Internet, his announcement has attracted the support of Elon Musk, who also tweeted as much.

Although it’s too late in the race for West to get his name on the ballot in some states, he will still be able to run as an independent candidate in others. However, without being able to run in New York, Maine, Indiana and Texas, among others, it looks like Ye’s first time out as a presidential candidate will be purely symbolic.

Although he has spoken about creating jobs and walking not running, there’s no word yet on the policies he’ll look to introduce.

West had originally spoken about running for president at the MTV VMAs back in 2015. Since then he’s made a point of becoming more vocal politically, even meeting with president Trump on a number of occasions, and infamously wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

Despite having spoken about running in 2024, he’s decided to bring things forward by four years.

West also has a new album on the cards. God’s Country, songs from which he teased last week, as yet still doesn’t have a release date.

Twitter meanwhile, had some thoughts on the subject: