Kanye West vs. Biden 2024: Is Ye Out of the Presidential Race?

Kanye West's political ambitions take a surprising turn

by Zain ul Abedin
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Kanye West vs. Biden 2024: Is Ye Out of the Presidential Race?
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In the swirling whirlwind of speculation regarding the 2024 U.S. presidential elections, music mogul and fashion icon Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, has seemingly stepped out of the spotlight. As many remember, back in 2020, West took the world by storm with his unexpected announcement of running as an independent presidential contender.

Although his move into politics was met with a mix of intrigue and skepticism, his campaign was largely regarded as an ambitious, albeit unlikely, venture. West's name made it to the ballot in just 12 states, positioning him as a third-party candidate and casting doubts over his seriousness in the political arena.

Ye Declines 2024 Presidential Bid

In recent revelations by *Rolling Stone*, it seems that the Chicago-born rapper is stepping away from a presidential rerun against incumbent Joe Biden in 2024. Drawing from a direct source, the rapper's personal attorney, the publication has confirmed that Ye won't be throwing his hat into the political ring this time.

Further corroborating this is the information that West's "Kanye 2020 political committee" has reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) their decision against raising funds, allocating a stark zero dollars for the upcoming primaries across the nation.

It's worth noting that while Ye's 2020 bid may not have made significant political waves, it certainly added to his colourful repertoire of actions and statements. Since that time, he has been in the limelight for a series of controversial remarks, including praising Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, which consequently led to his suspension from the renowned micro-blogging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Amidst the global chatter surrounding these recent disclosures, Kanye West maintains a characteristic silence. The rapper, who once audaciously ventured into the political realm, has yet to publicly address the speculation about his potential candidacy in the 2024 presidential race.

Given the unpredictable nature of his past endeavours, many are left pondering his next steps. As the U.S. political scenario grows more dynamic with each passing day, the world watches with bated breath, curious about the future trajectory of Ye's political aspirations.

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