Kanye "Ye" West announces 2024 run for president and returns to Twitter
Los Angeles, California - Kanye "Ye" West has announced that he is running for president once again in 2024.
Over the weekend, a video by X17 Online was posted to YouTube, where the rapper and business mogul is seen giving a tour of his new headquarters, and shared his plans for a 2024 presidential bid.
As Ye walks towards the entrance of the building, he's seen with alt-right pundit Milo Yiannopoulos, who he says is "working on the campaign."
The two laugh profusely at the idea, as if it's a joke.
Yet Ye continues the tour, showing the interviewer rooms with racks of clothing embroidered with "YE24" on them and clothes laid out on the floor.
When later asked explicitly by the cameraperson if he is planning to run again, Ye says, "Yes, It’s simple 'cause ain't nobody can tell me, you know, 'You should say this, you shouldn't say that,' you know? It's just we're moving towards the future."
He goes on to outline how he is taking product he bought during his partnerships with companies like Balenciaga, who cut ties with him due to his controversial hate speech and behavior, and rebranding them to be campaign merchandise – selling them for $20 a piece.
Kanye's subtle announcement also comes nearly a week after former president Donald Trump announced he was running for a second term.
Ye previously had an unsuccessful presidential run in 2020. While he was persistently confident that he would win, his campaign only managed to gain around 60,000 votes.
Kanye West gets some Twitter love from Elon Musk
He was kicked off of both Instagram and Twitter back in October for making similar remarks on the platforms. On Sunday, he was welcomed back on the latter.
"Testing Testing," he tweeted. "Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked."
New Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to Kanye's return tweet, stating, "Don't kill what ye hate, Save what ye love."
Kanye seems confident once again that his campaign this time around will do better than his last – but he'll need way more than 60,000 votes to make that happen.
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