Kanye West has announced he’s running for President of the United States – and this is the first thing on his to-do list. The rapper husband of Kim Kardashian previously said he’d run for President in 2024, seemingly to avoid going head-to-head with his mate and current President Donald Trump.
But after changing his mind and deciding to kick-start his political career this year instead, he could find himself in the White House earlier than expected.
Back in 2018, when he first announced his interest in the Presidency, Kanye revealed the first thing he’d do when he became the Leader of the Free World – rename the President’s private plane.
He wrote on Twitter: “When we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one”
Yeezy is Kanye’s nickname and the name of his clothing line, and clearly, he thinks it’s a darn good name for a Presidential aircraft as well. Kanye, who shocked the world when he turned up at Trump Tower for a meeting with Donald Trump the day after he was elected President, then went on to detail why he loves his leader so much.
The star, who shares four kids with wife Kim, called Trump his “brother” and said that they both have “dragon energy”.
He tweeted: “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
But it seemed Kim wasn’t too pleased with the tweet, and immediately contacted Kanye, telling him to set the record straight.
He later added: “my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don’t agree with everything Trump does. I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.”
It came after Kanye tweeted and deleted his biggest hint yet that he was going to run for President in 2024.
He shared a snap of five identical posters hanging up on a wall outside what looked to be a store or office building.
The pink posters featured a black and white image of his face, with the slogan “Keep America Great” above him. And at the bottom, there was a hashtag that read “#Kanye2024” Kanye shared the picture on Twitter alongside a thinking face emoji, but deleted it within a few minutes.
The slogan was similar to Trump’s “Make America Great Again”.