Kanye West Fires Nick Fuentes, Hires Milo Yiannopoulos

Is Ye running for President of the United States next year after all?

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Kanye West Fires Nick Fuentes, Hires Milo Yiannopoulos

Many found it quite curious when news broke that Kanye West called off his presidential campaign for 2024. However, recent reports from TMZ indicate that he's not done; he just needed a team change to keep things going. Moreover, the publication allegedly obtained emails from Milo Yiannopoulos, who is apparently now back in Ye's camp as his Director of Political Operations. Furthermore, he sent an email to former associate Nick Fuentes, a right-wing pundit and white nationalist. "Your services on Ye’s exploratory team are terminated... and will not be required for any possible future campaign," the email to Fuentes reportedly read.

Of course, the use of the word "possible" means that this presidential campaign might not work out at the end of the day. After all, this is Kanye West we're talking about, and his moves could shift within a matter of days. Still, this is quite the big step in distancing himself from a former close collaborator. In fact, it was Fuentes who accompanied the Chicago rapper to Mar-A-Lago to speak with Donald Trump. From what these alleged emails indicate, YE2024 might be back into full gear.

Kanye West Shifts His Potential Campaign Team Around

Another associate of his to receive the boot was Ali Alexander, TMZ's report indicates. For those unaware, he recently apologized forcibly for soliciting inappropriate pictures from teenage boys. In addition to this, TMZ apparently spoke to Yiannopoulos, who confirmed the emails. He also added that he's been talking to Kanye West about his plans in Los Angeles for the past week. Readers may recall that Milo was fired from the team after Ye's inflammatory Alex Jones interview and antisemitic comments, and Yiannopoulos reportedly blamed Fuentes and Alexander.

Furthermore, the Yeezy mogul's list of controversies is extensive and likely needs no summary at this point. As such, this campaign could either lean into those dangerous waters or attempt to course-correct, yet Ye's team waddles more comfortably with the former option. Given his additional heap of legal issues at the moment, it's not looking good for the "True Love" artist. What will this campaign mean for Kanye, and why did he say he's not running anymore? Stick around on HNHH for potential answers and for the latest news and updates on Kanye West.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.