Kanye West sets sights on 2024 presidential bid
Kanye West was a late entry to the 2020 presidential field, but he appears to be an early hopeful for the 2024 race.
The “Late Registration” rapper tweeted a selfie of himself walking in front of an electoral map. It was captioned: “Kanye 2024.”
West only appeared on ballots in 12 states on Election Day. Voters there provided him with nearly 60,000 votes.
The music icon teased getting into politics for years before committing to a 2020 run on July 4 of this year.
Kanye West seen leaving Michiko Sushino restaurant with his daughter North West in Queen's Park on October 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Since then, West’s campaign featured outlandish claims, such as modeling his administration after the fictional country of Wakanda.
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At a July rally, West criticized Harriet Tubman, saying the abolitionist never actually freed slaves. Historians credit Tubman for leading hundreds of slaves from bondage to freedom.
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He also went on an emotional monologue in which he shouted “I almost killed my daughter,” alluding to an abortion.
This story was reported from Atlanta.