"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future," the "Wash Us in the Blood" rapper, 43, tweeted on the Fourth of July. "I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION."
You have my full support!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West, showed her support by re-tweeting the message with an American flag emoji. She also shared his tweet to her Instagram Stories.
"I'm voting for Kanye west," NFL star Dez Bryant added in his own tweet. "I didn’t judge you on your vote don’t judge me on mine."
I’m voting for Kanye west .. I didn’t judge you on your vote don’t judge me on mine 😂— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 5, 2020
Others, however, weren't as stoked by Kanye's announcement, and how it could potentially affect the upcoming election. "Not now, Kanye. Seriously," wrote Piers Morgan.
See more reactions from stars like Octavia Spencer, Ty Dolla $ign, Wells Adams, Chrishell Stause and more below:
It’s obvious that some people live in a bubble. It’s about time to burst it. #2020vision— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) July 5, 2020
Everyone: 2020 can’t get any worse.— Wells Adams (@WellsAdams) July 5, 2020
Kanye: hold my beer.
You are only hope to stop this disgusting joke and distraction he is pulling. Please. 🙏🏼— Chrishell (@Chrishell7) July 5, 2020
I think we should give Kanye West the AOL Free trial treatment if he gets in office. He gets 30 days, if he's doing well after the 30 we subscribe for another trial version, if he's messing up we can subscribe to another service— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) July 5, 2020
Do you think Kanye’s doing it to split votes or just be an anarchist?— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) July 5, 2020
Kanye west running for president— Ant Anstead (@AntAnstead) July 5, 2020
I’m out 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼🤦🏼♂️ #CHECKMATE
Should I run for President too? I don’t much about anything...— bob saget (@bobsaget) July 5, 2020
PARIS FOR PRESIDENT ✨🇺🇸👸🏼✨— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) July 5, 2020
As ET previously reported, West first announced his intentions to run for president back in 2015, while accepting his Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I don't know what I'm fitting to lose after this it don't matter though because it ain't about me, it's about new ideas, bro, people with ideas, people who believe in truth," he said. "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
At the time, President Donald Trump even reacted to Kanye's interest in taking office, telling Rolling Stone, "He's actually a different kind of person than people think, he's a nice guy. I hope to run against him someday."
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