2020-07-08 15:36:56 UTC
Kanye West apparently no longer supports US president Donald Trump, after
announcing his own bid for the 2020 presidential race.
Speaking to Forbes magazine, the rapper and producer said he was taking the red
hat off, with this interview.
Denying that the announcement of his plans to run for president was an album
marketing stunt, West said he registered to vote for the first time this week.
It looks like one big mess to me, he said of Trumps presidency. I dont like
that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.
Discussing his controversial Trump hat, which he wore in public on a number of
occasions, West said: One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest
to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact
that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.
Despite his apparent removal of support for Trump, West also said: Trump is the
closest president weve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the
Wests presidential candidacy announcement last week was met with widespread
mockery, including by a number of celebrities.
He said he would run as a Republican if the president drops out or as an
independent if he does not. West has yet to file the required federal paperwork
and is too late to appear on certain state ballots.