Kanye West, the American rapper has announced that he will run for president in 2020.
The announcement has raised eyebrows as Kanye has been a vocal supporter of United States President Donald Trump, and said in April that he was going to vote for Trump this fall.
“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,” the 43-old musician twitted on Saturday, adding an American flag emoji and the hashtag “#2020VISION”.
Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO endorsed West’s Twitter post: “You have my full support!” he wrote.
West visited the Oval Office in October 2018, sporting a red “Make America Great Again” hat and saying, “I love this guy right here,” while posing with Trump.
Josh Marshall, the founder of the political website Talking Points Memo, called West’s move a “stunt” that is “part of some deal with Trump”.