American rapper Kanye West in an American Independence Day surprise announced that he would run for President of the United States this year. Yes, you read that right. The 43-year-old, a supporter of US President Donald Trump taking to Twitter on Saturday wrote, “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.”
Just after this tweet of Kanye, his wife, Kim Kardashian West, replied with an American flag, and Tesla and SpaceX Founder billionaire Elon Musk also backed his announcement by tweeting, “You have my full support!”
With only four months to go before polling day on 3 November, it is not clear whether Kanye was serious about vying for the presidency and whether he had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots. However, if Kanye seriously plans to appear on the election ballot, perhaps the idea of Kim Kardashian as the first lady could be written in the stars as America’s fate!
The big announcement caused ripples on social media and this how people on twitter reacted..
While the news has taken twitter by storm, lets take note that earlier this year, Forbes declared Kanye West as a billionaire, after he found his name absent from its annual billionaire’s list. Kanye West assessed the value of his assets to be at $3 billion.
The rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia to Ray (father) and Donda(mother), was raised by his mother after his parents divorce. At the age of 10, West moved to China with her mother for an year, where she (a teacher) taught as part of a university-exchange program. After returning to Chicago, he was drawn to the South Side’s hip-hop scene, and he befriended the DJ and producer No I.D., who became his mentor.
Kanye won a scholarship to study at Chicago’s American Academy of Art after graduating from Polaris High School, but his love for music made him drop out of college. It was in 2001 when Kanye got his first break handling the production for the Jay Z track “This Can’t Be Life,” which appeared on the 2000 album Dynasty: Roc La Familia.