Kanye West confirmed his participation in the elections for the American presidency. Through Twitter, the reactions were immediate. Elon Musk, one of the world’s most influential businessmen and friends of the singer, congratulated the decision and supported the rapper.
“Now we must deliver on America’s promise by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for President of the United States», he said through his official Twitter account, astonishing both locals and strangers. However, the American singer had already shown his interest in the politics of his country well in advance.
During his flirtations with politics, he did not hesitate to endorse Donald Trump‘s controversial election during his early days. However, at the end of 2018, he retracted it considering that it would have been used to give messages that he really did not believe.
After his estrangement, the 43-year-old musician devoted himself entirely to music; however, his notorious momentum led him back to trying politics again.
From fame to politics
In the United States and the world, there are some cases that jump from stardom and fame on stage, television or cinema, to the electoral lists. Such is the case of the remembered actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Toni Cantó, Ronald Reagan, Gina Lollobrigida, Eva Perón, Clint Eastwood, Shirley Temple, Irma Serrano, Carmen Salinas, among others.