Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West might have a real chance at winning the presidency in 2020. Diehard Yeezy fans have publicly displayed their support for him in the next election.
Since news went viral about Republican Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election, Twitter has exploded with pro-KanyeWest2020 hashtags.
— Meghan (@Megnug) November 9, 2016
— James Padiachy (@James_Padiachy) November 9, 2016
— kanye West (@KanyeWest2_) November 9, 2016
— Abi Morris🍓🌻🐿 (@abicmorris) November 9, 2016
— KTT (@KanyeToThe) November 9, 2016
— Dem 🖤 (@demeraye_73) November 9, 2016
— DominicX (@Xavvierdom) November 9, 2016
Last year, rap veteran N.O.R.E. spoke on the possibility of Yeezy running for president in 2020.
“I’m going to be Kanye’s biggest supporter when he runs for president. I think he should. I can’t vote, I’m a felon, but I’m going to make everybody I know vote for him.” (TMZ)
Ye’s wife Kim Kardashian previousy talked about his run for the presidency.
“I believe he is serious and I know if he puts his mind to something he’ll do his best… it’s been fascinating just hearing all of the conversations that have gone on since that announcement,” Kim said. “I don’t know if that was planned and I just didn’t know about it or if he came up with that idea right then and there.” (“Ellen”)
Last year, former Republican candidate Ben Carson spoke on Kanye’s intent to run for president.
“I did have an opportunity to talk with him. I was extremely impressed with his business acumen. He knows a lot about business. I talked to him about the possibility of maybe himself and some of the other people in pop culture doing some music that might be uplifting that might give young women a sense of their value and young men a sense of responsibility. I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society.” (“This Week”)