Kanye West, 43, took to Twitter to share his political plans while Americans are commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 2020. This is not the first time the husband of Kim Kardashian West, 39, revealed his interest in becoming a U.S. president.
The tweet came four days after the release of “Wash Us in the Blood,” lead single of Kanye’s upcoming 10th studio album titled “God’s Country.” The song features a guest appearance by his fellow rapper Jacques Berman Webster II,29, who is professionally known as Travis Scott.
On November 7, 2019, Kanye attended the fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, United States where the new Yeezy sneaker, which was partly made from an eco-friendly algae fiber, was unveiled. Accompanied by Yeezy head footwear designer Steven Smith, the rapper shared his political ambitions to the crowd.
“When I run for President in 2024,” the Hollywood Reporter quoted Kanye as saying, which was interrupted by the crowd’s laughter. “What y’all laughing at? We would create so many jobs. I’m not going to run. I’m going to walk.”
“When you see headlines saying Kanye’s crazy, one in three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing,” Kanye continued. “They got no opinion. They’re so scared.”
Before 2020 ends, Americans will vote for the 47th U.S. president, who will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. Before this, incumbent president Donald Trump, 74, seeks reelection on November 3, 2020.
Kanye is a supporter of Trump, who is assumed office on January 20, 2017. As the presumptive Republican nominee, the incumbent president will run against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 77, who served as the 47th U.S. vice president from 2009 to 2017.