Is Kanye West really running for president in 2020?
21 July 2020, 11:26 | Updated: 21 July 2020, 11:31
Kanye West has claimed he’s running for president against Donald Trump but following a controversial presidential speech and a Twitter rant, fans aren't too sure what's going on.
Rapper Kanye West has pledged on social media, and now in his first rally speech, that he will go head to head with Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States - but is Kanye really running for president? Or is it a publicity stunt for his new album?
Fans, America and politicians themselves are struggling to get to grips with the idea that Kim Kardashian’s husband is running for president, especially as he seems to have missed some pretty big electoral deadlines too.
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So is Kanye West really running for president? Can Yeezy even join the running? And why do people think it’s a publicity stunt? Here’s what you need to know about Kanye West running for president in 2020:
Is Kanye West really running for president? And what does he have to do?
On July 5, Kanye tweeted: “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!”
However, it seems Kanye, who has four children with wife Kim, may have missed an important deadline. With the USA election only four months away, the rapper needs to still register with the Federal Election Commission. He’s already missed the deadline to apply as a candidate in many states.
Kanye, 43, has, however, completed his first presidential rally where he shocked everyone and spoke about he and Kim Kardashian wanting to abort their first child.
Is Kanye West running for president a publicity stunt?
A lot of fans are questioning Kanye’s motives due to his lack of paper work and also because he’s teased a new album called God’s Country.
Kanye often mixes politics with new projects so fans and followers are unsure of what to think.
A recent string of unusual tweets from Kanye has also got people questioning if he's really running for president.
Who are Kanye West's supporters?
It’s early days but Kanye West has already found himself to have two massive supporters - wife Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk.
They both tweeted their support following his announcement.