- Kanye West missed an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he was scheduled to appear on Wednesday night's taping
- The rapper was due to discuss his bid for the presidency when on Monday's episode, Kimmel mentioned West had cancelled
- Kanye's vote numbers performed even worse than initially projected and he managed to garner around 60 000 votes
Kanye West decided to skip his scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live after his performance in the American presidential election.
The rapper conceded the race on Twitter after amassing a tiny number of votes in the bid for the White House. Kanye's campaign garnered widespread criticism and his entry into politics deemed irresponsible at best. After defiantly declaring that he would be the next US president, the rapper totalled just over 60 000 votes.
Kimmel mentioned in his Monday night monologue that Kanye was set to appear on Wednesday night's show but then was informed that West had actually opted out just moments before. Kanye has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media and declined interview appearances since his embarrassing performance at the polls.
Variety.com reported on Kimmel announcing the appearance and then learning of Kanye's cancellation in real time. The publication quoted the host as jokingly saying:
"The day after the election, we’ll be joined in studio by maybe the next president of the United States, Kanye West. Oh, he cancelled?… Kanye West cancelled moments ago, so he won’t be here. … We’ll try to get one of the other presidents to come in.”
In other Kanye-related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on the moment the rapper conceded the race and announced defeat after it was clear he was not on any conceivable path to victory.
Kanye West has conceded defeat in the ongoing US presidential election. The rapper had entered the presidential race as an independent candidate. The election has become a two-way race between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.
The rapper took to Twitter on Wednesday, 4 November to share that he is now eyeing the 2024 election. The disappointed Kanye shared a pic of himself walking past the 2020 election results map. He captioned his post: "WELP KANYE 2024."
Kanye had earlier told his fans on the micro-blogging app that he voted for the first time in his life during the 2020 election. He shared that he voted for himself.
"God is so good. Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust... Me."
The Fade hitmaker's fans flooded his comment section with mixed reactions to his post about the 2024 election. Check out some of the comments below:
@allnbacenter wrote: "Voted for you."
@gweni420 said: "We got you king."
@BludOnTheLeaves commented: "I’ll vote for you again."
@wapdeluxe said: "Still not gonna win. Stick to music."
@JacquesRep wrote: "The fact that in the 40 something years you have been alive you have never voted other than for yourself... embarrassing."
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