Kanye West, the leisure mogul who urges listeners in a single track to “attain for the celebs, so for those who fall, you land on a cloud,” introduced Saturday he’s difficult Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020.
“We should now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our imaginative and prescient and constructing our future. I’m operating for president of the US! #2020VISION,” the born-again billionaire rapper tweeted as Individuals marked Independence Day.
He provided no additional particulars on his marketing campaign, 4 months earlier than the November election.
West way back broke ranks with many of the left-leaning leisure trade to loudly voice his help for Trump.
WHITE HOUSE MEETING
In 2018, they met within the Oval Workplace – a surreal tete-a-tete that included a hug from the rapper in addition to an on-camera rant that includes an expletive not typically repeated for the White Home press corps.
That 12 months, West additionally delivered a prolonged soliloquy to a president who many deem racist, telling him he beloved him – to the dismay of many Democrats and fellow artists.
However in 2019, throughout an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 present, he mentioned his help for Trump had been a approach to razz Democrats – and introduced his personal presidential ambitions.
“There might be a time after I would be the president of the US, and I’ll bear in mind… any founder that didn’t have the capability to know culturally what we have been doing.”
It was unclear to whom the artist was referring.
TURN TO CHRISTIANITY
The announcement got here days after West, who has taken a really public flip in the direction of Christianity in recent times, launched a brand new track, “Wash Us Within the Blood,” together with an accompanying video together with imagery from latest anti-racism protests.
Since 2018, his spouse, actuality star Kim Kardashian, has fashioned her personal contacts with the White Home as she champions prison justice reform: she has efficiently lobbied Trump to pardon a sexagenarian girl for a non-violent drug offense.
For weeks now Trump, criticised for his response each to the coronavirus pandemic and to anti-racism protests, has been lagging within the polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
There was no rapid response to West’s announcement from both candidate Saturday.