Kanye West Runs for President and Asks Trump to be Running Mate

By Tasos Kokkinidis

Kanye West claims he asked Donald Trump to be his running mate for 2024. Credit: Video screenshot, Twitter/Ye

Kanye West claims he asked Donald Trump to be his running mate for 2024. Credit: Video screenshot, Twitter/Ye

Kanye West has said he intends to run for US president in 2024 and adds that he asked Donald Trump to be his running mate.

The rapper, who has legally changed his name to Ye, posted a video of his campaign logo to social media, alongside the caption Ye 24.

“I think the thing that Trump was most perturbed about — me asking him to be my vice president,” the rapper, who now goes by Ye, said in a video uploaded to Twitter Thursday night.

The video coincides with multiple outlets reporting that Ye had met with the former president earlier this week at Trump’s Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, but the former president has yet to publicly comment on whether the meeting happened.

The video tagged the location of the Ye interview as “YEEZY HQ” in Los Angeles, California and served as a debrief from the rapper’s alleged meeting with Trump.

“I think that was like lower on the list of things that caught him off-guard,” Ye said of his request for Trump to be his vice president. “It was the fact that I walked in with intelligence…”Trump started basically screaming at me at the table, telling me I’m going to lose. Has that ever worked for anyone in history?” Kanye West says.

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