The Kanye West presidential campaign talk is no hoax.
According to a recent interview with Forbes, which was published Wednesday (July 8), the billionaire has confirmed that he is running for president of the United States in 2020 and he has selected his running mate: Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming.
Kanye also said that instead of running under the Democratic or Republican Party, he has chosen to run under the Birthday Party and offers an explanation for his decision.
“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday,” he says.
’Ye, whose campaign is being guided by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and Elon Musk, who recently publicly endorsed the G.O.O.D. Music president, determined he is gong to officially run president after having an epiphany at his mother-in-law Kris Jenner’s home.
“It’s when I was being offered the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards at MTV,” Kanye began. “I remember being at my mom’s house, my mother-in-law, because my house was being worked on, she calls me ‘son’ and I call her ‘mom,’ I was in the shower thinking, I write raps in the shower. It hit me to say, ‘you’re going to run for president’ and I started laughing hysterically, I was like this is the best, I’m going to go out there and they’re going to think I’m going to do these songs and do this for entertainment, how rigged awards shows are, and then say I’m president.”
Kanye West made his official presidential campaign announcement via Twitter on Saturday (July 4). “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” he tweeted. “I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION.”
Political pundits have since been trying to figure out if Kanye is serious and if he’ll make the deadline to actually run, but it looks like the confirmation is here.
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