Kanye West drops hint that he may run for US president in 2024
Kanye had met Donald Trump when he was President-elect, and announced his plans to run for the White House in 2020 during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Kanye West has been fiddling with Twitter ever since he recently got back on the social media site about a month ago. First, he decided to write his book on philosophy in real-time on the microblogging site, now The Life of Pablo rapper has just dropped one of his biggest hints that he’s running for President in 2024 with a tweet that is no longer available.
As NME reports, Yeezy suggested a Presidential run after he posted and quickly deleted a tweet that showed pictures of his face in what appeared to be mocked up campaign posters that reference Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan.
His face is seen alongside the slogan ‘Keep America Great’ and the hashtag “#Kanye2024”.
Although the tweet was almost immediately deleted, keen-eyed fans kept a record of the post and have since shared it on Twitter. Take a look at one such tweet below:
Kanye previously met Donald Trump when he was president-elect, and announced his plans to run for the White House in 2020 during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
“And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed in this moment, I’ve decided in 2020 to run for president,” he said as he accepted the lifetime achievement award.
Recently, speaking on Hot 97, host Ebro Darden claimed that he had spoken to Kanye, who told him that he felt “demonized” for “speaking out and challenging conventional thought”, going on to tell him that he still “loves” Donald Trump, one year into his divisive presidency. Kanye West is just one of a string of celebrities who have considered running for President off late.
Oprah Winfrey was widely touted as a possible 2020 presidential candidate following her rousing speech at the 2018 Golden Globes. She later revealed to People magazine that she had been approached by “billionaires” who offered to fund her campaign, although Winfrey has since confirmed she will only contest the position if she received a “sign from God”.
Will Smith, Kevin Hart and Katy Perry have also hinted at a possible run for office in 2020. So it looks like we might get to see some interesting candidates for the next two elections and if Donald Trump could win it, who knows - Kanye might actually have a shot!
'President West'. It has a strangely nice ring to it, doesn't it?