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Kanye West: What You Must Know About Rapper Presidential Candidate Of USA

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Kanye West is an American singer, rapper, and composer. He has won 21 Grammy awards. Recently, he has announced that he is running for president of the United States. The decision was an ambiguous one until he recently announced it on Twitter. He will run as an independent candidate, challenging both the Democratic and Republican leaders.

Announcement on Twitter

Kanye West had already spoken about running for the presidentship of the U.S. There was still confusion regarding his decision. There was no confirmation from his as well. Until he tweeted on 5th July that he is running for president of the U.S. He used the hashtag #2020VISION in his tweet. The tweet was also retweeted by his billionaire wife, Kim Kardashian.

First Rally

On 19th July, Kanye West has officially started off his presidential campaign with a rally in South Carolina. The rapper was seen wearing a bulletproof jacket. Amid the COVID-19, when everyone is advised to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Kanye West was neither wearing a face mask nor speaking in a mic.

Kanye’s Message

While addressing the rally, he spoke about police brutality and education inequity. He also talked about his anti-abortion stance. Kanye said that abortion should be legal, but the people who want to keep a baby should be given a million dollars. Further, he talked about the legalization of Marijuana and said that Marijuana should be made free. At the end of his speech, he answered the questions of the audience.

Is Kanye West Running?

In his Federal Election Commission Form 1, Kanye West is running for the office of president under the party ‘BDY’. In an interview, he said that it stands for “Birthday Party”. He has also filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC. According to sources, Kanye changes his mind constantly. He goes back and forth with the decision. However, he has finally submitted documents in case he decides to run for the president.

Making it to the Ballet

The election will be held on 3rd November 2020. With about 100 days until the election, most of the states have stopped the process of qualifying candidates. He missed the deadlines of all these states. Due to Kanye West late registration, he only made it to the Oklahoma Ballot. According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, Kanye has qualified as an independent candidate for President of the U.S. in Oklahoma.

Kim’s Concerns

In an interview with Forbes, Kim Kardashian has stated that her family supports Kanye in his endeavors but she is worried about him. She further said that Kanye works relentlessly without taking any rests. According to sources, Kim has stated that she would be relieved if Kanye doesn’t run for the president’s office. Because she doesn’t want him to run through the chaos.

Trumps’ Response

The current president of the United States Donald Trump has responded to Kanye West’s presidency bid. President Trump has called his declaration “very interesting”. He further said that it should be taken as a trial run. It must be noted that Kanye was once an ardent fan of Donald Trump. He also visited his Oval Office in 2018 and wore a trademark “Make America Great Again” cap to support the president.


To conclude, Kanye West has finally qualified as an independent candidate. He will contest election from Oklahoma state. Only time will tell, whether people support Kanye West in the upcoming election.

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