Kanye West, an American rapper who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 elections has announced that he would run for president in 2020 challenging former Vice President Joe Biden, and sitting President Donald Trump.
In a tweet Kanye West wrote, “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.”
The Presidential elections are to be held on 3rd November 2020.
The deadline to file as an independent candidate has not passed in many states as yet. It is yet to be confirmed if West has formally completed the paperwork to appear in ballots.
West and his wife Kim Kardashian West have visited President Trump at the White House on multiple occasions and discussed various issues.
In an interview as recent as January this year, West implied he’d be voting for President Trump in 2020.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX who also makes electric cars endorsed West. Musk tweeted, “You have my full support!”
Kanye Omari West, 43, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. West is one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation. Outside of his music career, West has also had success in the fashion industry.
Born in 1977 began his musical career mid-1990s.
West has appeared and participated in many fundraisers, benefit concerts, and has done community work for Hurricane Katrina relief, the Kanye West Foundation, the Millions More Movement, 100 Black Men of America, a Live Earth concert benefit, World Water Day rally and march, Nike runs, a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, and an MTV special helping young Iraq War veterans who struggle through debt and PTSD a second chance after returning home.
In June 2020, in wake of the killing of George Floyd and following protests, he donated $2 million between the family of Floyd and other victims of police brutality Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. The donation funded legal fees for Arbery and Taylor’s families, as well as establishing a 529 plan to fully cover college tuition for Floyd’s daughter.