Rap star and presidential candidate Kanye West will appear on the November ballot in Mississippi after he was approved Tuesday as a qualified candidate by the State Board of Election Commissioners. West has so far made the ballot in 12 states: Idaho, Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Vermont, Mississippi, Louisiana, Utah and Kentucky.

“It was interesting to see him pick Mississippi, and obviously it will be interesting to see what happens with that vote on Nov. 3,” Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson reportedly said after a board meeting. “But he did qualify.”

Mississippi, a traditionally red state, has six electoral votes.

West missed the ballot deadline in several key states and cannot win the 270 electoral votes needed to become president should he win the 12 states where he's on the ballot.

West, 43, announced his campaign on July 4 and has spent nearly $6 million. He launched a new political party, “The Birthday Party,” with the campaign slogan of “YES!”

Running on a socially conservative platform, West opposes abortion rights and capital punishment, while supporting prayer in public schools.

West has made several controversial statements during his candidacy. He claimed abolitionist Harriet Tubman “never actually freed the slaves” and called vaccinations “the mark of the beast.”