It is not clear though if West, also known simply as "Ye", has done any official paperwork for a candidacy that is not seen as seriously viable at this late stage.
Business leaders Mark Cuban and Elon Musk shared their support for rapper Kanye West after he tweeted he is "running for president" Saturday night. The long-time Donald Trump supporter told his fans via Twitter, immediately racking up hundreds of thousands of likes and celebrity support. West, would become First Lady of the U.S.
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Kanye made the announcement on Twitter on the 4th of July.
At one meeting in October 2018, West delivered a rambling, profanity-laden speech in which he discussed alternative universes and his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which he said was actually sleep deprivation.
Reality star-turned-activist Kim Kardashian would be no stranger to the White House either, having met with President Trump on more than one occasion lobbying for criminal justice reform. He will give a competition to the current US President Donald Trump and democratic party candidate Joe Biden, who also served as Vice President to Barack Obama during his time in office.
Kanye and Kim have visited Trump in the White House.
Trump was asked if West could be a future presidential candidate.
"There will be a time when I will be the president of the USA, and I will remember... any founder that didn't have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing".
Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk was quick to add his "full support" to West's declaration, which came just four months out from election day.
Getting on the ballot as an independent would also require hiring staff or recruiting volunteers to quickly gather many tens of thousands of signatures across the nation before other registration periods close in August and September, a task now made more hard by the coronavirus pandemic.