Kanye West thinks he’s running for president this year, and who really cares?

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Please don’t treat Kanye West’s political crap like it’s something new! The past four years of Kanye have been completely awful because of his MAGA-ness and public love for Donald Trump. Trump was so thirsty for any kind of validation from any celebrity, he used Kanye for a series of stupid photo-ops. The problem was that Kanye is some kind of true believer in Trump, as he’s made clear in many interviews, tweets and public statements. Kanye is also a true believer in himself and his own twisted worldview, which is how we’re getting this:

Kanye is not running for president. It’s too late for him to run as any party’s candidate, and it would be electoral chaos to try to add him to the ballots. What he’s doing is looking for attention. That’s it. It’s that simple. I’ve seen all of the conspiracies that Kanye is looking to peel off black voters from Joe Biden and thus Ye will be helping Donald Trump. Please give more credit to black voters!! Kanye West doesn’t care about black people.

The only people Kanye appeals to are Kardashians and Elon Musk.

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  1. Stef says:

    He’s barely qualified to rip off other artist’s riffs and make mediocre rap songs, nevermind presidency.

    The man is a joke and I think this is just a Trump distraction tactic.

    • Nancito says:

      Still can’t be worse than Trumpty Dumpty though. Kim Kardashian, FLOTUS. We’re living in the end times Fam.

  2. KellyRyan says:

    I’m laughing and in agreement with you Kaiser. He needs to file intent and hasn’t, desperate for attention. He’s ignored on Twitter. My thought yesterday, how many twelve year olds will vote for him. :)

    • phaedra7 says:

      He’s trying to keep his ass RELEVANT, which isn’t working at all. #LOSERLIKEDRUMPF!

    • Tanguerita says:

      He is ridiculed, but not ignored – his name was trending on twitter for 48 hours. I wish they would really ignore him. Because at the moment he gets exactly what he came for – attention.

    • helen says:

      I’m pretty sure that according to Trump, the 12 years olds are all getting absentee ballots in Michigan and voting for Biden

  3. BlueSky says:

    He can’t do his scam Sunday services right now so he needs to find some other way to get attention. Just another malignant narcissist who’s bored and has time on his hands.

    • Char says:

      Kris needs new plots for the show, Khloé ans Tristan won’t attract as much attention, so why not trying to paint kash kow Kim as the next first lady?

  4. Sarah says:

    I saw this in the news at the weekend and my reaction was the same as your headline!

    • AnnaKist says:

      When we heard about it down here in Australia, I had a strong feeling of déjà vu. After 4 years, he’s still a narcissistic twat.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    He isn’t running for President folks. This is a dude who has never even voted before (his words). He has filed nothing with the FEC to qualify for the ballot. There are only two people who have won nominations and primaries: Joe Biden and the Orange Stain. So let’s give this the amount of attention it deserves. Which is ZERO.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Well said.

    • Laura says:

      True – plus, he’s missed the deadline to appear on the ballot in some states.

      It would be so nice if this stunt is what finally turns the tables on both Kanye and the Kardashians. Maybe they’ll manage to disgust enough people that they will be forced out of the spotlight.

      • Renee says:

        Yes! I feel like Kim continually gets a pass for her participation in this nonsense. I am not saying she is responsible for the BS Kanye spews, but she is responsible for encouraging and being complicit in it. Kanye is a fool and Kim is an even bigger one. I will be thrilled the day the spotlight is off of this pathetic family.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Sorry, I don’t find this funny at all.

    Best case scenario is he’s just being his usual delusional self. Worse is that 45 and his little cabal are actively orchestrating this as yet another attempt to strip votes from Biden because in the year 2020, people are just dumb enough to do it.

    This election isn’t a f**king joke and I wish people would stop acting like it’s a slam dunk. The right is doing everything in its power to suppress the vote in key areas and they are being helped by the Supreme Court. The absolute last thing anyone needs in this megalomaniac coming in and further disrupting things and reducing to another story line for his famewhore in laws to exploit on their show.

    No one took 45 seriously and now this country is on life support. Four years ago I would have laughed this clown into oblivion but that’s not the timeline we’re living now.

    I hope his wife actively encouraging this will finally end the sad “woke queen” delusion so many people still seem to have about her.

    • Krystina says:

      @grabbyhands, I absolutely agree with you.

    • Traveler says:

      Completely agree.
      There is NOTHING funny about a bored, rich, megalomaniac toying with the lives of a nation. Normally, I ignore this tool but now I have to pray that the cult surrounding him and his wife’s family doesn’t do any damage.
      Can’t believe this is where we are, but here it is.

    • bettyrose says:

      My blood ran cold when I saw this yesterday. Doesn’t matter if he’s on the ballot if he generates a successful write in campaign that steals votes from Biden. Kim needs to shut this down. Deargawd, the fate of this nation may rest on Kim K having some sense.

      • BL says:

        That’s what I was thinking…kim k is holding the power??
        For the love of gawd it is like a bad, bad movie. Please let it have a good ending.

    • Mellie says:

      I know, this makes me really nervous. We cannot have Drumpf for another 4 years. We simply cannot.

  7. Poisonella says:

    Have to admit, once admired Kanye circa the Katrina era, and speaking truth to power. Then the craziness, not to mention thirstiness ensued. Then came the MAGA garbage, and starting the church services. I’m done with this fool.

  8. Seraphina says:

    I sincerely hope people don’t throw away their vote because they aren’t happy with either party candidate. And that’s what this further adds to my belief he is a narcissist. There is no hope he’ll win but he will add chaos to already chaotic election.

    • addie says:

      I think that he should run for president on next year! lol

    • bettyrose says:

      He’s not running to win. He’s running to support Trump by causing chaos and setting the groundwork for legal challenges to the election results.

  9. Millennial says:

    Even Kim is like…. whatever, here, have a flag emoji so I can look vaguely supportive even though I know this crap is stupid.

    When will she divorce him already. It’s past embarrassing.

    • ME says:

      I think Kim is all for ANYTHING that will get her attention. In fact, how do we know she didn’t full on support his decision to announce this? She retweeted him so she is all in. These two, and the entire Karjenner Klan need some water.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Yeah. Kim’s no different than Melania, she knows who she married and she doesn’t seem to care about his mental state as long as it brings her money and attention. They’re both despicable

        Also, how’s her law degree going?

      • ME says:

        @ Arpeggi

        She’s not actually in Law School. She’s studying for the Bar. There are whispers she took the Baby Bar exam last week. I heard she was allowed to take the test at home because of Covid-19 restrictions (not sure how factual this is though).

    • molly says:

      Kim’s main platform is instagram, and she buried his announcement in her stories between makeup promotions. That was the bare minimum she could have done. She’s as exhausted by him as the rest of us.

  10. Linda says:

    Voting for Biden will split the Kanye vote and play right into Trump’s hands.

    • Seraphina says:

      Linda, that’s is exactly what I am afraid of.

    • Heather says:

      I read that there are a lot of “Bernie Bros” who said that they would vote for Kanye, as a joke on Joe Biden. Like…what??? Any vote that isn’t for Joe, is a vote FOR “Tronald Dump”. But there are too many people who just don’t get that. Didn’t anyone learn from last time?
      Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that Kanye’s “run for president” has any basis in fact or possibility. Just another narcissistic pipe dream.

  11. Joy says:

    This will take votes from Biden. What a mess.

  12. Canadian bacon says:

    Great another self absorbed millionaire who thinks he knows best. This guy is basically a black version of trump but more delusional if that’s possible lol ! Americans need a compassionate average joe who cares about people ,not power and fame. With such a huge country where are all the good leaders ?

  13. The Hench says:

    Actually, you know what? F**k it, let’s just have celebrities running our countries all round. I’m in the UK and watching the absolute omnishambles our govt are making of well, everything, I fail to see how Victoria Beckham, say, or Ozzy Osbourne could do any worse. I vote we have an enormous gameshow in which celebs compete to make prime minister/president. Let’s just go the whole hog.

    *starts preparing Dame Judi Dench for Prime Minister posters…*

  14. MellyMel says:

    This is truly ridiculous! I really cannot stand him!

  15. OriginalLala says:

    Can 2020 be the year we are done with Kanye and the whole Kardashian-Jenner clan???

  16. Calibration says:

    Explain to me how this no talent narcissist got a 10 year deal with the gap and who buys that shit he supposedly designs? It’s fucking awful. And is he really a billionaire. These questions keep me awake at night

    • ME says:

      I mean he said “slavery was a choice”…and yet companies still want to work with him? F*ck Gap. Kanye thinks the whole world will wear Gap again because of him. I can see the f*cking Kardashians with their weird ass designed Gap sh*t right now.

      • Lanie says:

        Gap is irrelevant. When was the last time you walked by a Gap store and saw anyone in it?

        They’re defaulting in their rents. Yezus can’t save them. And you’re right, any company that would partner with him after his “Slavery is a choice” comments deserves obsolescence.

    • FHMom says:

      Gap is irrelevant. Ages ago it was considered trendy. It’s trying to be relevant again, although I thought it was on the verge of bankruptcy so I don’t know how it can afford Kanye. It’s trying to get hip or something because the only people that shop there are 50 somethings like me who remember it from years past.

  17. LoonaticCap says:

    Someone said on Twitter we shouldn’t shrug it off and dismiss this because people will take this seriously and write his name on the ballots even if he is not registered. So that still plays in Trumps favor. He still has a lot of fans. And other delusional people who are probably fainting with the joy of imagining their Kween Kimmy as a first lady.
    People are crazy. Don’t underestimate people’s crazy.

  18. Linda says:

    This is bipolar disorder manifesting itself in real time. He has a audience because he’s famous. It’s actually sad because the man is ill.

  19. PPP says:

    I truly think outlets should not cover this story, as I think coverage, whether positive or negative, is damaging. Even if you speak against it, contributing to keeping this run in the air is giving it a platform, and the bigger his platform is, the more damage he will be enabled to do to the 2020 election. Posts like this are highly unlikely to change the mind of someone willing to vote for this imbecile– but contributing to keeping this run in the public conversation gives it a legitimacy, which will lead to it being taken more seriously, which will lead to it being covered more extensively. Please let this be your last post about this bid. Kill it with silence, not sunlight.

  20. DME says:

    Agree with other posters…this is a HUGE problems for Dems. Even if people write him in, and they will, mark my words, he’s taking votes from Biden. He is Trump’s puppet and between him and The K family fans, we have trouble here.

    • Thirtynine says:

      Can someone explain to a non-American why you are afraid he will steal votes from Biden? I thought he was clearly a Republican leaning person and Trump supporter. Why will potential Biden voters be likely to vote for him?

      • bettyrose says:

        Americans have a horrible history of voting for celebrities with no political qualifications, and right now there’s a real danger of young voters deliberately throwing away their votes as a protest.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Americans don’t recognize voting as an actual civic duty required to maintain a democracy. Combined with the voter suppression aimed at poverty and minority groups, it’s really not a surprise people like McConnell and Trump maintain power and get into office in the first place. Roughly a third of the country’s population is basically making decisions for everyone.

      • Andrea says:

        I know several people in their 30′s who feel no candidate speaks to them and simply doesn’t and hasn’t voted. Only person I know they voted for was Obama.

  21. Wilma says:

    Kanye is clearly not well. And his whole inner circle doesn’t seem to care enough to grab the reins.

  22. shanaynay says:

    OMG! It’s going from one fool to the next. We already have a lunatic in office, we don’t need another one to follow.

  23. Lucy says:

    My husband was all 😦. I said he’s mentally ill and not medicated. I don’t know why people are acting like it’s a real thing that’s going to happen.

  24. ClaireB says:

    I honestly think he’s been egged on by people behind the scenes in an attempt to split the vote from Biden. Perhaps they’re hoping that younger or more uninformed people will write him in as an alternative? Or at least they will be able to blame it on him when Russia plays with our voting machines and gives us 4 more years of Trump & Co. I know I sound crazy, but these conspiracy theories are sounding less and less crazy to me.

  25. lucy2 says:

    This is like Michael Scott shouting “I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!”

    He truly needs help. His family needs to step up and get it for him.

  26. Amelie says:

    It is very annoying that the media treats this as some kind of “breaking news” as if it’s a real story instead of what it really is. Another one of Kanye’s delusions of grandeur and random ideas he will absolutely not follow up on. He is most likely unmedicated and this is probably a symptom of his bipolar disorder or other psychological issue that has not been diagnosed.

    Someday he is going to do something or say something that even Kim won’t be able to vaguely support. I’ve always wondered what it would take for her to actually divorce him because there is no way she could ever live full-time with him constantly. I’ll be surprised if their marriage survives coronavirus. This isn’t some short-term situation, we are going to be living like this well into 2021. I’m not sure she can handle being around Kanye that much.

  27. Arlene says:


  28. adastraperaspera says:

    Third party candidates were instrumental in beating Hillary in 2016. All Kanye has to do is get write-in votes to damage Biden. Most likely this is what his “spiritual awakening” has been about–building a base of voters from evangelical African-Americans. Kanye has been working for Trump all along. Isn’t it miraculous that he went from being $53 million in debt in 2016 and turned that around in three plus years into becoming a billionaire? What a talent, am I right? Organized crime has a lot of money to launder, and Kayne needs a lot of money, so…working to keep Trump in office has been his actual gig.

  29. Courtney says:

    Kanye needs significant and extensive mental health treatment. It’s absolutely disgusting that Kim enables and “supports” his behavior just so that she can say she is married to Kanye West to add some kind of pop culture credibility to her name.

  30. Mina_Esq says:

    I trust that Kim and Pimp Mama Kris would have enough wherewithal to shut this down if it ever got serious, if only because they wouldn’t want their businesses to be disrupted. If anyone is gonna run, it’s gonna be Lawyer Kim (just kidding. God help us).

  31. Sharonk says:

    He is delusional and mentally ill? Why has Kim not run away!
    How can she keep having kids w him??

  32. Veronica S. says:

    Seems like an intentional tactic to grab voters away from the Democratic part who aren’t pleased with Biden. I’m not amused.

  33. We’re Doomed says:

    This is Rethuglican manipulation. Maybe they even got someone Kanye trusts to pump his ego enough to go through with it. Our voters, especially younger ones, do not know enough of history or politics to see this for what it is. The only hope to level this out is a solid VP pick from Biden, for which he has many candidates. Nobody should dismiss this – we are 1 election away from being 1930’s Germany and unfortunately no one can intervene but the people themselves.

  34. Rachel says:

    It must be time for kanye to release new record. He needs this attention to sell his crappy music….