Rapper Kanye West, who changed his name to Ye, announced that he will run for president of the United States of America in 2024. He expressed his desire for Donald Trump to be his vice president. He was seen at Trump's Mar-A-Lago golf club earlier this week with white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
Ye ran for president in 2020 and won only 70,000 votes. He recently caused a lot of criticism because he appeared during fashion week in Paris wearing a T-shirt that read "White Lives Matter". This slogan began to be used by white supremacists in 2015 as a reaction to the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
He posted a video this week of a meeting with the former president.
"I think the thing that Trump was most perturbed about (was) me asking him to be my vice president," West said.
"Trump started basically screaming at me at the table, telling me I´m going to lose," West said. "I´m like, hold on Trump, you´re talking to Ye." “Trump is really impressed with Nick Fuentes,” West said, describing the white-nationalist Unite the Right protester as a “loyalist”.
A criticism West claims he launched at Trump follows:
“My question would be, why, when you had the chance, did you not free the January sixers? I said, go and get Corey [Lewandowski] back, go and get these people that the media tried to cancel” — images of Lewandowski, Karen Giorno, Roger Stone, and Alex Jones flash on the screen — “and told you to step away from”.
“He basically gives me this would-be mob-esque kinda story,” West said, “talking to some kid from the South Side of Chicago trying to sound mobby or whatever, he goes into this story about all that he went through to get Alice Johnson out of jail, and how he didn’t do it for Kim, but he did it for me.
But then he goes on to say that Kim is [bleep] and you can tell her I said that. I was thinking like, that’s the mother of my children”. The rapper then claimed on Twitter that Jews pay those who criticize him. Many companies canceled cooperation with him due to anti-Semitism, some of them are: Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga...
He claimed to have lost two billion dollars in one day. Rolling Stone magazine reported earlier this week that it showed explicit photos of Kim Kardashian to former employees.