Kanye West has officially announced he is running to become US president in 2020, making good on his promise five years ago during the 2015 MTV VMAs that he will make a bid for the top office.
“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," West tweeted using the hashtag #2020VISION and an emoji of the American flag.
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— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
Rapper West officially became a billionaire in April thanks largely to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas, according to Forbes magazine.
“There will be a time when I will be the president of the US, and I will remember... any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing,” West said last October during a lengthy interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 show.
In 2016, West was critisized by fans after he declared his support of Republican President Donald Trump. He said at the time that he did not vote in the last US presidential election but that he would have voted for Trump had he done so.