Is it real or just a publicity stunt? Only Kanye West knows for sure.
The rapper tweeted Saturday night that he is running for president in 2020.
Rumors of the singer running for president have circulated before, Billboard reported. He has had several highly publicized meetings with the current resident of the White House, President Donald Trump.
West has been a frequent and vocal supporter of Trump and said in April he was going to vote for the president in November’s election, The Hill reported.
“And we know who I’m voting on,” West said at the time. “And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here!”
In October 2018, West visited Trump in the Oval Office, sporting a red “Make America Great Again” hat, The Hill reported.
West surprised viewers during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards when he floated a possible run for president, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It is not clear whether West seriously plans to run this year, and whether any official paperwork for an election run has been filed, The Hill reported. It is also unclear what West’s party affiliation might be should his candidacy be valid, or whether he would be running as an independent.
West has not responded to requests for comment by several media outlets.
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