Donald Trump's election win sparks renewed interest in a Kanye presidential campaign.
At the 2015 MTV VMAs, Kanye West concluded a stirring speechrant by announcing his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election. The buzz surrounding his political prospects died down for a while -- before being reignited after the the 2016 victory of Donald Trump, who, like Kanye West, has zero political experience. Flying Lotus, Sonny Digital, Questlove, and a horde of fans came together last night and this morning under the banner of #Kanye2020.
West, a man of incredible ambition, spoke on his societal frustrations during an interview with BBC Radio 1 earlier this year. "We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July," he said. "I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive I’m going to try to do it."
U already know Kanye gonna be the next prez. U gonna see all types of voters u never knew existed. All broke af but wearing supreme.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) November 9, 2016
Clearly anything is possible.Kanye West Could be president.— Sonny Digital (@SonnyDigital) November 9, 2016
ok....@KanyeWest.....lessgo!!!!!— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016
something tells me that kanye west now has a pretty good chance of running for/winning the 2020 election— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) November 9, 2016
All of a sudden Kanye West for president doesn't seem like such a ridiculous idea anymore.— Kabomo (@Kabomo) November 9, 2016
At this point, I actually believe that Kanye can run for president. #Kanye2020— pri (@HeyPriyah) November 9, 2016
Now Trump is president, I can see this happening pic.twitter.com/TU9bD0uMYK— Kanye Reactions (@KanyeReactionss) November 9, 2016
@Judnikki inshallahhhhhh— Alan Pyke (@PykeA) November 9, 2016
Kanye will be the 1st presidential candidate to wear Yeezys & Adidas sweaters to debates with a Metro Boomin beat playing in the background— ╮Prince (@thebxy) November 9, 2016
wake me up in four years. #Kanye2020— karis (@heykarismaa) November 9, 2016
President Kanye #2020— Mickey Lightfoot (@thisisML) November 9, 2016
if trump can get elected without any political experience, kanye west can absolutely run in 2020.— king A (@saddadalex) November 9, 2016
#ElectionNight— Gio2Saucy (@Gio2Saucyy) November 9, 2016
Rt if you are voting for Kanye in 2020