Rapper and producer Kanye West, who advocates in one of his songs to “aim for the stars”, announced Saturday his candidacy for the US presidential election next November.
“We must now fulfil America’s promise by trusting in God, unifying our visions and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! # 2020VISION, ”Kanye West tweeted.
he 43-year-old billionaire entrepreneur did not provide further details.
A few minutes after the announcement, Tesla’s billionaire and CEO Elon Musk quickly showed his support for him.
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
The husband of reality star Kim Kardashian has been making the headlines in recent years for his psychiatric problems, his controversial slavery remarks, and for his support for Republican President Donald Trump, who is very unpopular in the rap world.
Kanye West also met the Republican President head-to-head in the Oval Office in 2018. Before confiding, the following year, during an interview, that his support for Trump was, in fact, a ploy to pay the head of the Democrats and pave the way for its own race to the White House.
“The moment will come when I will be president of the United States,” he prophesied during this interview with Zane Lowe of the Beats 1 Show program from Apple Music.
In late June, Kanye West released a new song with strong biblical overtones, Wash Us In The Blood , along with a clip featuring footage of recent anti-racism protests that rocked the United States.