Kanye West confirms he's running for the presidency in 2024

Kanye West confirms he's running for the presidency in 2024

- Rapper Kanye West has always been very vocal about his political views

- The Runaway hitmaker has often being heard toying around with the idea of running for President of the USA

- It appears West has finally made up his mind to do it

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West revived speculation that he may throw his hat in the politics ring during an interview at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York on Thursday.

He said, "When I run for president in 2024, we're going to definitely- yo whatchu all laughing at?"

The attending crowd clearly found the notion amusing.

West continued, "When I run for president in 2024, we would've created so many jobs that, in fact, I'm going to walk."

By "we," West is referring to the Trump-led Republican party, of which he is an avid supporter.

West proclaimed, "What I'm saying is, when y'all read the headlines, 'Kanye's crazy,' this and that, this and that, it's like one in three African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can't say nothing! They've got no opinion! They're so scared!"

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The Grammy award-winning artist laughed when he was asked about his 2005 statement that then president, George W Bush, "doesn't care about black people".

West made the statement in the wake of Hurricane Katrina which killed 1 200 people and greatly damaged the city of New Orleans.

Last year, West caused an uproar and was supposedly cancelled by the hip-hop community when he brazenly wore a 'Make America Great Again' hat on his visit with President Trump in the Oval Office.

It looks like fans are over that episode because his latest album, Jesus Is King, hit number one on Billboard and Briefly.co.za reported that every song on the album made its way onto Billboard's Hot 100.

Is the US ready to have Kim Kardashian as First Lady? We'll have to wait until 2024 to find out.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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