Kanye West is once again stirring the political pot.
Kanye West has once again managed to captivate the world. First, the legendary artist announced his triumphant return to the game with a string of album announcements, including a solo album, a Kid Cudi collaboration by the name of Kids See Ghost, Pusha T's King Push, Teyana Taylor's project, and a long-awaited Nas album. In that regard, his comeback has been well-received by all interested parties. Yet the ensuing bout of publicity has raised many an eyebrow, particularly to those perturbed by any-and-all things remotely right wing. After endorsing conservative figure Candace Owens, Kanye has been put to the coals over his perceived political leanings.
Kanye previously alluded to a potential political campaign for 2020, which conjured images of a bizarre timeline in which the presidential run pitted Kanye West against Donald Trump; imagine the debates. Yesterday night, Kanye proceeded to reignite the narrative with a cryptic tweet, simply reading "2024." Naturally, many immediately assumed he was once again pointing to his return to his Kanyeleeza Rice alter ego. Yet the fact that he alluded to a 2024 run seems to suggest that Kanye would be running as a Republican, not a Democrat like many might have assumed. Is it safe to say that Kanye has solidified himself as one of hip-hop's first open Republicans?
In all fairness, it's highly likely that Mr. West is merely trolling. But if he isn't, imagine the comedic gold that a Kanye West presidential campaign would bring, provided you enjoy a healthy dose of gallows humor.