American rapper,Kanye West to challenge Trump in 2020 presidential election
London, July 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-American rapper, Kanye West has officially announced his intention to become US president in 2020, making good on his promise five years ago during the 2015 MTV VMAs that he will make a bid for the top office.
“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,” West tweeted using the hashtag #2020VISION and an emoji of the American flag.
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
Rapper West officially became a billionaire in April thanks largely to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas, according to Forbes magazine.
“One of my main things [I’ll address] once I’m president is the medical industry,” he said in a 2018 interview with Power 92.3’s DJ Pharris. “I’m going to make sure that the medical industry flourishes. There’s one thing I learned by hanging around with Jay-Z, and being married to my wife, is you can’t fuck up the paper.. That’s the problem with a lot of the radical leaders in the past.”
His decision to enter the 2020 race means he’ll have to compete with his so-called “brother” Donald Trump. ‘Ye has received plenty of backlash for his years-long support of the incumbent president, even going so far as to don Trump’s divisive MAGA hat. He told GQ earlier this year that he planned to vote for Trump in the upcoming election, as he refused to let cancel culture dictate his politics.
“We know who I’m voting on. And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over,” he said. “Because guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1! I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with her. What kind of campaign is that, anyway? That’s like if Obama’s campaign was “I’m with black.” What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion? Everybody make their own opinion! You know?”