RAPPER Kanye West has said he is “seriously considering” running for the US presidency in 2024.
The 41-year-old musician, who has been criticised for supporting sitting president Donald Trump, joked he would run for the newly formed Birthday Party.
West first expressed his desire to get into the White House at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2015.
Asked if he’s still considering launching an election bid, he told Power 92: “Yes. It 100 percent could happen. 2024.”
“If I decide to do it, it will be done. I’m not gonna try.”
He also said being an entrepreneur has prepared him for the hot seat, adding: “You should not be president unless you’ve ran a multi-billion dollar business.”
West, who has been married to Kim Kardashian since 2014, also talked about reducing tension between the police and black community.
The world was first alerted to his lofty ambitions in 2015 when he was accepting a lifetime achievement award at the VMAs in Los Angeles, California.
He told the crowd: “As you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.”
Although admitting he did not know much about politics, he reckoned he was qualified because of his “view on humanity, on people and the truth”.
He also announced earlier in the speech that he had smoked a joint before heading onto the stage.
West said: “You might be thinking right now, ‘I wonder did he smoke something before he came out here?’
“And the answer is yes, I rolled up a little something, I knocked the edge off.”
But in December 2016, Kanye met the then President-elect Donald Trump and followed that up with a simple tweet stating #2024.
Kanye has not kept his admiration for Trump a secret and in April, he angered his fans and even wife Kim when he expressed his “love”for the US president.
The outspoken rapper, who visited Trump Tower in 2016 following the billionaire’s sensational election victory, called the Republican “my brother”.
Kayne claims he and the US President, 71, both have “dragon energy”, tweeting: “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him.”
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Their unconventional bromance stretches back to September 2015 when Trump was already causing a stir in the Republican primaries – annihilating his opponents with savage putdowns.
When asked about Kanye’s flippant announcement that he would run for President in 2020, the New York property tycoon said: “You know what, I’ll never say bad about him.
“You know why? Because he loves Trump. He goes around saying, ‘Trump is my all time hero.’ He says it to everybody. So Kanye West, I love him.”