On July 4, Kanye West showed his patriotism for the United States by announcing his plans to run for president. With much division felt between the two parties running during this election, many are hopeful in what a West presidency might offer the land of the free. However, this isn’t the first time he has made such claims and many are wondering if he will follow through.
“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,” Kanye claims in his tweet.
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
Garnering over 500 thousand retweets and 1 million likes, fans and celebs were quick to support this step to the plate. For example, in a response, Elon Musk chimes in:
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Elon’s response has stirred conversation as pictures with him show him posed with Ghislaine Maxwell.
There are various articles stating his tweet means he will run for this year’s election. However, in 2019, Kanye stated, “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that, in fact, I’m going to walk,” during his appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in NYC.
Kanye has battled and dealt with cases of mental instability throughout the years showing the world that money and fame don’t buy happiness. He has been seen to delve deeper into his role as a father and husband possibly establishing a new relationship with what truly fulfills his soul. Could a West presidency be the change in direction this country needs?
In a statement, Kanye points out, “What I’m saying is, when y’all read the headlines, ‘Kanye’s crazy,’ this and that, this and that, it’s like one in three African-Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing ! They’ve got no opinion! They’re so scared!”
On a lighter note, as we remember from the Grammys, West is not one to sit down in silence. During times of uncertainty and injustice, the country needs more public figures speaking out against crimes and inequality. Whether we see a West campaign or not, let this serve as a reminder to stand for what you believe in and speak your truth.
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