In spite of conceding defeat, his controversial run went a lot better than many thought it would...
This is something that we were all kind of expecting...But we're safe in saying that it probably wasn't something that Kanye West wasn't expecting!
It turns out that to be president of the United States, you need a lot of experience...And it seems that the rapper learned this the hard way today. Although a surprising number of people still turned out to vote for the rapper.
Now, where do we begin when it comes to Kanye's behavior?Kanye West has never been afraid of letting his opinion be known and, throughout the years, he has been in and out of the headlines for his strange and eye-opening antics.
But, this year, he has had his sights set upon one thing.On July 4th, he suddenly revealed that he would be running for president.
In the last couple of years, Kanye has been dabbling in and out of the world of American politics.Back in 2018, Kanye, who is an avid Trump supporter, sat down with the president in the Oval Office where he proclaimed his support and declared Trump a “hero" in a bizarre, rambling televised monologue that spawned myriad parodies.
But, on July 4th, he took things to the next level.
Taking to Twitter, Kanye wrote: "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020Vision."
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am runni… https://t.co/MySzN3vjIB— ye (@ye)1593909493.0
Despite teasing the idea for years...
Nobody ever thought that he'd actually do it. Also, what happened to having an education and experience in politics before you could even think about being president?
@stonecold2050 I’d like to request a candidate with military,legal,business and humanitarian experience. OH ALSO wi… https://t.co/EcITA9pE98— R° (@R°)1593978652.0
But, regardless of the haters, the rapper has been deadset on his "2020 vision"...And in July, he hosted his first-ever campaign rally.
However, his first campaign proved to be an extremely chaotic and alarming experience.
via: TwitterKanye, who was clad in a bullet-proof vest with the numbers "2020" shaved into his head, threw his rally in Charleston, South Carolina, where he seemed to whip up various policy decisions right there on the spot... including humiliating his wife and family in the process!
He firstly disclosed how he and Kim had discussed the possibility of abortion when she found out she was pregnant with North...
Through tears, Kanye ranted:
via: Twitter"Then she said, 'I'm pregnant.' I said, 'Yes!' Then I said, 'No.' I gotta tell you what was in my mind. She was crying. She said she was pregnant, and for one month, and two months, and three months, we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand. When you take the pills, and if you take it, the baby's gone."
He acknowledged that Kim may file for divorce following his revelation...
via: TwitterBut, again, he didn't seem to care. "So even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn't want to. She stood up, and she protected that child."
Kanye was crying so hard, it was difficult to understand what he was saying...
via: TwitterThe man was clearly in a lot of pain which arose a lot of concern about him running for president.
Kim Kardashian was forced to address Kanye's erratic behavior...
And she posted a lengthy Instagram story explaining how difficult it is to live with bipolar disorder and how she will do anything to protect her husband and her children.
Kim Kardashian just broke her silence about husband Kanye West's bipolar disorder and very public mental health cri… https://t.co/X0uuk1J7Gn— Perez (@Perez)1595428308.0
But the one thing about Kim's statement that really stood out for fans was when she described her family as being "powerless" against Kanye.
via: Getty"Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor," she said.
It was an understandably terrible time for Kanye and his family...
Kanye's presidential campaign was gradually brushed under the carpet...
via: GettyAnd it was replaced with the firey face-off between President Trump and Joe Biden.
But, behind the scenes...Kanye's campaign had been reignited... and it was revealed in the last week that he's back in the running for being president!
Okay, so Kanye is actually running as a vice-presidential candidate for the American Independent Party...
But the rapper still took to Twitter to share a photo of a ballot card with his name scrawled under the write-in section, along with the caption: "Friends writing me in."
Friends writing me in 🕊 https://t.co/bC4NvFBWB5— ye (@ye)1602214076.0
But it turns out that some people have actually been voting for Kanye...
Including Kanye himself.
WRITE IN KANYE WEST THERE IT IS https://t.co/HiJPrUIY9e— ye (@ye)1603512670.0
Yep, in perhaps the most Kanye West move of 2020, the rapper took to Twitter today to reveal that he had voted for someone he "truly trusts"...
God is so good 😊 Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's f… https://t.co/RDmZihHIfo— ye (@ye)1604415609.0
He shared this video of his ballot paper being submitted...
All while revealing that it was the "first vote of his life."
The first vote of my life We are here to serve We pray for every servant leader in the world 🕊 https://t.co/UWSrKslCt1— ye (@ye)1604436165.0
Some have slammed Kanye's decision...
And have dubbed it a "wasted vote."
@kanyewest Congrats on your wasted vote.— nicole poole (@nicole poole)1604415703.0
And others have urged for Americans to not vote for the musician.
As this Twitter user explained, it's "not funny", and it's "not a joke."
Do not vote for Kanye West, it’s not a joke and it’s not funny— M (@M)1604332807.0