Kanye West Announces He’s Running for President in 2020

    It’s official: Kanye West has announced he is running for president of the United States in 2020. As if this year hasn’t already been crazy enough, the rapper declared his candidacy in a tweet posted on Independence Day (July 4).

    “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!” he wrote, along with the hashtag #2020VISION.

    This is not the first time West has talked about his ambitions to become president – back in November, he said during an event: “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk.” He also posted a tweet that simply read “2024”. This time, it seems he has moved his hopes up one cycle.

    It is unclear whether the 43-year-old West has filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots – the filing deadline for adding independent candidates has passed in several states, but not all. But the unlikely challenger to Donald Trump and Joe Biden has the endorsement of at least one prominent figure: Elon Musk.

    “You have my full support,” Musk tweeted. Just a couple of days ago, West posted a photo of him and Musk side by side with the caption “When you go to your boys house and you’re both wearing orange”.

    The news arrives just a week after Kanye West made his comeback with the hard-hitting single ‘Wash Us in the Blood’ featuring Travis Scott.

    Many have already responded to West’s controversial announcement. Read some of the replies to his tweet below.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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