Kanye West on November 17, 2019 in Houston. - Michael Wyke / AP / SIPA

We thought we had the final list of candidates for the White House chair. But a few months before the American presidential election next November, a name has just been added and it does not come from the world of politics. Rapper and producer Kanye West announced his candidacy on Saturday: "We must now fulfill America's promise by trusting God, unifying our visions and building our future. I am a candidate for the presidency of the United States! "

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

Support for Trump in 2018

The 43-year-old billionaire entrepreneur did not provide further details for his announcement. Married to reality star Kim Kardashian, he has been in the headlines for the past few years for his psychiatric problems, his controversial remarks on slavery, and for his support for Republican President Donald Trump, who is very unpopular in the rap world. . Kanye West met the president alone in the Oval Office in 2018.

The following year he confided that his support for Trump was in fact a ploy to defy the Democrats and pave the way for his own race to the White House. "The moment will come when I will be president of the United States," he prophesied during an interview with Zane Lowe, of the Beats 1 Show program from Apple Music.

The question now is whether it will go after this ad or if it is just a marketing coup. At the end of June, Kanye West released a new song with strong biblical overtones, Wash Us In the Blood , accompanied by a clip containing images of the recent anti-racism demonstrations that have rocked the United States.


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