Rapper Kanye West raised eyebrows and caused much hand-wringing over the Fourth of July weekend when he casually announced his run for the presidency in the 2020 election.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!” West tweeted, with an American flag emoji at the end.
While his announcement has been met with some backlash, the prolific artist has also found support from some surprising places.
Shortly after West’s post, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Kanye West has his “full support”.
Of course, this may not be as unexpected as some people think. Just days before his announcement, West tweeted a picture of himself and Elon Musk together, which later went viral.
If that wasn’t enough, now even Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Mark Cuban is joining in on the fun. Within a day of West’s presidential tweet, the billionaire said he would vote for Kanye West over both Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
The high profile endorsements have led some to speculate that West’s campaign is a more serious venture than initially thought. Which should give pause to the current field of presidential candidates.
As ridiculous as it might sound, Kanye West has already climbed to the top five of likely future presidents on the heels of his announcement. Indeed, bids for the rapper’s odds of success have skyrocketed in a remarkably short amount of time.
What this entails for the 2020 elections is anyone’s guess, but one thing is for sure: things are about to get a whole lot more interesting.