Twitter is up in arms as Kanye West has announced a bid for the presidency of the United States of America. Saturday evening’s Fourth of July celebrations ground to a halt when the Grammy-winning performer tweeted out the announcement to his legion of followers. Pay no mind to the fact that the election is in November or that there are all kinds of hurdles to be cleared, this man wants to be president and let the world know about it. Elon Musk was also on-hand to offer his support in the bid, making an already surreal hour on Twitter that much more wild to witness. Needless to say, the memes were out in full force after the announcement, as everyone struggled to comprehend why West would choose now to make such a statement.
"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future," West wrote. "I am running for president of the United States."
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
Fans will remember the mercurial pop star’s speech at the 2015 VMAs when he said he would do this. So, here’s that weird ending to his time on-stage there:
West began, “I’ve been conflicted, bro. I just wanted people to like me more. "But f--k that, bro! 2015! I will die for the art! For what I believe in. And the art ain't always gonna be polite! Ya'll might be thinking right now, 'Did he smoke something before he came out here?' The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off!”
“I don't know what's gonna happen tonight, I don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow, bro. But all I can say to my artists, to my fellow artists: Just worry how you feel at the time, man. Just worry about how you feel and don't NEVER ... you know what I'm saying? I'm confident. I believe in myself. We the millennials, bro,” he continued. “This is a new mentality. We're not gonna control our kids with brands. We not gonna teach low self-esteem and hate to our kids. We gonna teach our kids that they can be something. We gonna teach our kids that they can stand up for theyself! We gonna teach our kids to believe in themselves!"
“If my grandfather was here right now he would not let me back down! I don't know I'm fittin' to lose after this. It don't matter though, cuz it ain't about me. It's about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” Kanye concluded
So, what do you think of all of that? Let us know in the comments! Check out the reactions below:
It was never in the cards
Everyone: please let July be a good month
Kanye:#kanye2020July 5, 2020
Going to re-up on this meme
me scrolling through twitter and then seeing that kanye is running for president pic.twitter.com/XSNtpI0QMr— 𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤 🌼 (@imchained2katy) July 5, 2020
Probably what's going on
deleted my Kanye tweet because he has a new album coming out that I’m guessing will be called 2020 Vision and I’m not going to help him sell it— shauna (@goldengateblond) July 5, 2020
She's been through a lot
taylor swift leaving the united states when kanye west becomes president pic.twitter.com/CimfGAxMo0— noah (@wldstdreams13) July 5, 2020
What is life
So Kanye west was always serious about being a president pic.twitter.com/g4RbdybKfb— JUAN (@jjkatyperry) July 5, 2020
R.I.P. Pop Smokeprevnext
kanye west running for president, every month of 2020 just keeps getting crazier, i am convinced this year isn’t even real pic.twitter.com/NeQfVDjDTb— geo (@ughgeo) July 5, 2020
Hello darkness my old friend
So kanye was being serious? I- 2020 wont rest wow pic.twitter.com/HknubQVGZW— Daba (@dababbriggs) July 5, 2020
It's not cool
In 2020, we’ve had:
- WW3 scares
- Kobe & Gigi’s death
- Australia burning
- A global pandemic
- All sports cancelled
- UFO sightings
- Murder Hornets
- Parallel Universe
-George Floyd’s Death
- Anonymous returned
- Now Kanye’s running for president?
It’s only July. pic.twitter.com/rBGyEsEcml— 𝕁𝕠𝕤𝕙 👑 (@JordanPooleWrld) July 5, 2020
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