Kanye West announces 2024 presidential bid

Kanye West announces 2024 presidential bid

Rapper Kanye West has said he intends to run for US president in 2024, regardless of dealing with a number of scandals over his current behaviour.

The star, who has legally modified his name to Ye, posted a video of his campaign brand to social media, alongside the caption Ye 24.

He additionally claimed to have requested Donald Trump to be his operating mate.

West beforehand ran for president in 2020, however that campaign flopped, attracting a meagre 70,000 votes.

His newest claims got here in a video posted after West was noticed at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf club earlier this week, accompanied by Nick Fuentes, a prominent white nationalist.

West said his request for a operating mate left the previous president, who recently launched his own re-election campaign, “most perturbed”.

In a video titled Mar-A-Lago Debrief, West claimed: “Trump started basically screaming at me at the table, telling me I’m going to lose. Has that ever worked for anyone in history?”

Kanye West announces 2024 presidential bid
West beforehand appeared to be on good phrases with Trump

As he continued to make anti-Semitic feedback on-line and in tv interviews, the 45-year-old was dropped by his expertise company, whereas trend firms together with Gap, Adidas and Balenciaga said they’d not work with him.

The musician later commented that he had lost “2 billion dollars in one day”.

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone magazine reported claims that West had used “porn, bullying and mind games” to create a “toxic environment” amongst Adidas staff engaged on his Yeezy model sneakers.

The company said on Thursday it had launched an independent investigation into the claims.

When West ran for president in 2020, he introduced his campaign too late to seem on the poll in at least six states.

He held just one rally, by which he broke down in tears as he mentioned abortion, and funded two tv adverts. In the top, he was solely listed as a candidate in 12 states.

For his 2024 bid, the rapper advised he had enlisted alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos as his campaign manager.

A former editor at the proper wing publication Breitbart, Yiannopoulos was largely shunned by mainstream conservatives after a video emerged in 2017 of him showing to condone paedophilia. He said the feedback have been “gallows humour” and acknowledged his “disgust” at the sexual abuse of minors.

Most not too long ago, Yiannopolous labored as an intern for Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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