Democrat Joe Biden is challenging Republican President Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency in November. However, according to his announcement on social media, Kanye, one of the most successful musicians in the world, is also entering the fray.
He tweeted: “Now we must fulfill America’s promise by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.
“I’m running for the President of the United States!”
He accompanied the announcement with an American flag emoji and the hashtag # 2020VISION.
The dramatic announcement provoked a mixed reaction from other users of the social media site.
Kanye was immediately supported by his wife, Kim Kardashian, who cited his post on Twitter along with an American flag icon.
Billionaire Elon Musk was also thrilled to tweet: “You have my full support!”
However, other Twitter users pointed out that Kanye may have difficulty registering his candidacy only four months before the election.
Marques Brownless, a New York-based video producer, tweeted: “I think you may be a little late for this election.
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Kanye previously made fun of a presidential race by suggesting that it could hold out in 2024 last November.
Earlier this week Kanye posted a photo of him with Mr Musk.
Referring to his jacket and the part of Mr Musk’s shirt, he added, “When you go to your boys’ house and you both wear orange.”
In 2018 Kanye published a photo of her with a “Make America Great Again” hat and praised President Trump.
He commented: “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t help me not love him.”
The remark caused controversy that Kanye subsequently raised in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Describing the reaction to his comments Kanye said, “It reminded me of how I felt like a black guy before I got famous, when I would walk into a restaurant and people would look at you like I was going to steal something.
“This is your place, not to mention clothing. This is your place, yes, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat. “
Kanye also previously praised right-wing black activist Candace Owens who encouraged African Americans to leave, or “Blaxit”, the Democratic Party.
In 2005, in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he declared: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”