2020 does not stop leaving strange news to the inhabitants of the world, particularly to the Americans, since this Saturday Kanye West announced that he is running for the presidency of the United States .
This July 4, Independence Day, the rapper, producer and designer shared that he will expand his resume this year as he begins his political career .
“Now we must deliver on America’s promise by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I’m running for president of the United States”, Communicated the artist through his Twitter account. He also posted a screenshot on his Instagram account.
The rapper took advantage of the holiday to give this news and added the hashtag # 2020Vision (Vision 2020), which could function as a kind of slogan for his future campaign. In addition to this, businessman Elon Musk responded to West’s tweet with a simple phrase: “You have all my support“Said the CEO of SpaceX.
However, it is not a complete surprise since the singer had expressed a few years ago his desire to compete for the most powerful office in the country. It was in 2015 the first time he informed his followers that he would take a step towards politics , during an MTV Video Music Awards speech. That time, he revealed that his campaign would start in 2020 .
In recent years West has been widely criticized for being a strong advocate of politics and the figure of current President Donald Trump, explaining that if he had voted, he would have done it for him. For two years West praised the president in interviews, and even visited him in 2018 during a White House meeting to discuss violence and the U.S. prison system.
Dressed in a red cap with the slogan “Make America Great Again,” the 43-year-old musician then called the American president a hero and thanked him for making him feel “like Superman.”
However, at the end of the same year West retracted his words and distanced himself from Trump .
“Now I have my eyes wide open and now I realize that I have been used to spread messages that I do not believe. I’m distancing myself from politics and I’m completely focused on being creative, ”he tweeted in October. After this, the Grammy winner distanced himself from politics.
But his political ambitions were made public again last November during a design event. West explained that when he ran for president (in 2024), everything would be so easy because he would create so many jobs.
” When I ran for president in 2024, we would have created so many jobs that I won’t be going to be a career, it will be a walk, ” he said last year. For now it seems that he did not want to wait one more cycle to announce his candidacy.
The creative did not make any other comments, so it is still unknown how serious his contest is. But, seriously, West will have to specify if he has a campaign team and, if in line with the political principles he has defended, he would be a rival to Trump, whose nomination by the Republican Party is taken for granted.
Meanwhile, Twitter users are already mentally preparing to see a first family led by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West .