Kanye West announced Saturday that he will run for president this year, just four months before election day.
The 43-year-old Billionaire rapper, 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day with the announcement on Twitter,
On his Twitter account West wrote: “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!” #2020VISION.
The news was received with memes of disbelief and endorsement, including from his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who tweeted an American flag emoji, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted, “You have my full support!”
At the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015, West said “As you probably could have guessed by this moment, in 2020, I have decided to run for president.”
Last November, during a speech at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, he announced again he would be running in 2024. When the audience laughed at his announcement, West replied, “What y’all laughing at? We would create so many jobs! I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk.”