Kanye West is running for President in 2020. At least, that’s what Yeezy declared today (July 4) on his Twitter feed.
The Chicago producer made a return over a week ago to announce his partnership with Gap and share content (like his never released “Spaceships” video). Apparently, his political aspirations are also part of the deal.
“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,” tweet West around 9pm ET on this July 4 holiday, for some.
He’s been trending every since. But knowing Kanye West and his occasional tendency to troll, his announcement is getting the side-eye on these Internets. There is also the fact that he’s been a diehard Donald Trump supporter lately. And also, we can’t forget to mention how absolutely out of his depth he’s when speaking on socio-political issues. Yeezy’s infamous “slavery was a choice” commentary hasn’t improved much.
But hey, maybe he’ll be getting financial backing from his homie Elon Musk? Nah.
So with that in mind, we’re calling shenanigans. But really, the lack of a follow-up tweet with say a platform or info about where to donate to the Yeezy 2020 campaign is the first inkling of the jig.
We’re not the only ones, peep some of the most poignant and hilarious reactions below. The jokes are going to be ringing off for a while…
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MAGA Kanye West Says He’s Running For President, Common Sense Twitter Smells A Troll was originally published on hiphopwired.com
call it a late registration— Aiden Kauffman (@itsaidenk) July 5, 2020
@ Everyone saying it’s too late for Kanye to run for president pic.twitter.com/QC7VGo9JKy— Ⓜ️ (@WashedMel) July 5, 2020
me and the homies rolling up to the polls to vote for kanye pic.twitter.com/h31nSKfzvs— sam (@fallingstarsz) July 5, 2020
Nah if Kanye West becomes President he’s honestly completed life. A legend in music, a force in the fashion industry, a billionaire, and now a whole PRESIDENT? Bruh... BRUH.— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) July 5, 2020
Kanye West is obviously Trump’s desperation plan to take votes from Biden.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 5, 2020
This is like Biden convincing David Duke to run for President.
Hopefully Americans don’t fall for this disgusting trick.
Kanye West is running for President. pic.twitter.com/kvak8w9uxK— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 5, 2020
can’t wait until Kanye makes American Boy the national anthem— Scoopty (@ScooptyWhooop) July 5, 2020
Literally any idea Kanye West has ever set his mind on, he accomplished! so I honestly believe we will see him as the president one day.— 🍒💣 (@smuckersbytyler) July 5, 2020
The entire United States when they need to choose between Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Kanye West https://t.co/GiVOQpDEpK— Tashdeed Faruk (@TKFaruk8) July 5, 2020
Me finally realizing that Kanye West pulling a Ross Perot and runs for President will only split the votes that would’ve went to Joe Biden and secures Trump another presidential term.....https://t.co/HEcdyut2TE— Anita Faker (@MovesLikeRoy) July 5, 2020
BREAKING: Kanye West announces he needs more attention.— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 5, 2020