Rapper Kanye West has thrown his hat in the ring for President and said he intends to run in 2024. West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, posted a video of his campaign logo to social media, alongside the caption YE24.
Ye also claimed to have asked Donald Trump to be his running mate.
His latest claims came in a video posted after West was spotted at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf club earlier this week, accompanied by Nick Fuentes
West said his request for a running mate left the former president, who recently launched his own re-election campaign, “most perturbed”.
“The thing that Trump was most perturbed about [is] me asking him to be my vice president,” Kanye said in one of the videos published on his recently-unlocked Twitter account on Thanksgiving night. “I think that was, like, lower on the list of things that caught him off guard.”
“It was the fact that I walked in with intelligence,” he says.
Though, he continued: “Trumpworld is in crisis tonight.”
“In my personal view, the former president has only himself to blame. This is an overdue reckoning. President Trump has neglected and betrayed everyone who loved him most, from the canceled personalities who helped him into office to his abused supporters on January 6. He might like to reflect on whether he could have done more to acknowledge and support his most loyal fans over the years,” the far-right provocateur said. “Habitual, callous ingratitude has a way of catching up with you.”
As the video continues, the rapper, who was dropped by Adidas last month after an unrelenting stream of anti-semitic comments, goes on to praise Fuentes.
“Nick Fuentes, unlike so many of the lawyers and some of the people [Trump] was left with on his 2020 campaign, he’s actually a loyalist,” West said in the clip. “When all the lawyers said, ‘forget it, Trump’s done,’ there were loyalists running up in the White House, right? And my question would be, ‘Why, when you had the chance, did you not free the January 6ers?’”
In the bizarre campaign announcement video, West said that Trump wasn’t too happy with his plans for higher office.
“When Trump started basically screaming at the table telling me I was gonna lose, I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history? I’m like, ‘wait, hold on Trump, you’re talking to Ye,’” the Grammy winner said.
The video ends with the intro to his 2016 song “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1,” and a title card reading “YE24.”