Kanye West Says He Had COVID-19, Takes Anti-Vaccine Stance

Carla Harmon
July 10, 2020

When asked if Kanye is okay with siphoning off Black votes from the Democratic nominee (thus supporting Trump) West says, "I'm not denying it, I just told you".

"God just gave me the clarity and said it's time", said Kanye who started a brush fire on the internet around the Fourth of July holiday by declaring to his 29.6 million followers on Twitter that he intends to run for president.

West, 43, whose original plan was to run in 2024, will seek the presidency under the banner of the Birthday Party "because when we win, it's everybody's birthday".

When it comes to abortion rights and capital punishment, West takes a stance that would put him at odds with both major parties - but perfectly in line with his faith, he said.

The "Closed on Sunday" wordsmith was referring to reports in June that Trump was briefly moved to an underground bunker during protests at the White House over racial injustice and police brutality.

"A lot of Africans do not like the movie [Black Panther] and representation of themselves in.Wakanda", West tells Forbes. "So when they say the way we're going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I'm extremely cautious". West also said he's has chosen a Wyoming preacher named Michelle Tidball to serve as his vice presidential candidate.

Observers have noted that even if West is not on the ballot in many states, a write-in campaign could damage Biden, particularly in swing states where Trump narrowly won in 2016 but now trails the Democrat.

"I am sorry to God/ Because dirt is actually negative word/This is Earth, This is Earth/ This is God's Turf/Let's show him what we worth/Let's do a rebirth/ This is on rehearse/ hold up let me talk first". Well, act like we didn't hear that? "It's all about God", Kanye says at one point. "That man said that", West said. The comment created outrage and Biden apologised.

"Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the devil's work", he said, adding, "I am pro-life because I'm following the word of the Bible".

Any independent candidacy for president requires 117,877 signatures (or 3 percent of the total registered voters in Arizona) to qualify for November's general election, according to the Secretary of State's website.

West has been forthcoming with his mental health struggles in the past, speaking at length about his condition with David Letterman back in 2019.

His latest rap album, Jesus is King, his ninth, was released in October together with a concert film and distributed by Def Jam Recordings. He praised Donald Trump as "the closest president we've had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation".

Apparently, the rapper wants to model America off the fictional country of Wakanda if he wins.

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