Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election has led to social media frenzy over who could be in the running for the next election to be held in 2020.
While many are rallying behind the likes of Michelle Obama and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, hip hop artist Kanye West has found his own fan base backing him for a bid in the next election race, an idea to which Kim Kardashian’s husband is not averse.
During the second leg of his Saint Pablo tour on Thursday, West gave his fans insight into his political ambitions saying he is focused on becoming a different type of president.
The artist — who did not vote in this year’s election for unspecified reasons — also told the crowd in San Jose, California, that he would have voted for the Republican nominee if he had gone to vote.
“Rappers are philosophers of our now, celebrities are the influencers of our now, just look at the President, he wasn't in politics and won,” West reportedly said to the crowd during the surprisingly politically leaning concert.
“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” West told BBC radio host Annie Mac in a recent interview. “I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the (the) truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time to somehow make a difference while I’m still alive, I’m all for it.”
Twitter has been abuzz with fans rallying behind the hashtag #Kanye2020 trending social media, pushing the singer to contest the election in four years.