Rapper Kanye West is officially attempting to run for president, as he dropped his first POTUS campaign ad on Twitter.
West tweeted to his 30.9 million followers Monday, “we stepping out on faith,” with the ad underneath and a link to his presidential campaign site. His running for president isn’t the only thing trending, however. The presidential candidate has once again voiced his concerns on abortion — yet another topic Kanye is known for speaking boldly on.
“Black babies lives matter 1000 black children are aborted daily,” he tweeted on the same day.
Shortly after the tweet hinting to his anti-abortion stance, the fashion designer dropped his POTUS ad. The video shows Kanye standing in front of the American flag from an empowering angle, as he sends his message about faith, family and prayer. Some clips of younger Kanye with his own family can also be seen in the video montage, and a message at the end urges voters to “write in Kanye West.”
In the past, West has announced his interest in running for POTUS, but only now has he dropped an official campaign video. Currently, when his name is searched via Google, his title is “candidate for President of the United States” as opposed to it usually reading “rapper.”
With just three weeks until the 2020 elections, it’s clear that this isn’t some joke or stunt, but an increasingly desperate means to be considered in the race. Calling on his audience and praying to get written in on the ballots, it’s evident that Ye is serious about pursuing his “2020 vision” endeavors.
“America,” the contentious artist started. “What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people? What is just, true justice?” Throughout his video Kanye advocates that the American people “find salvation in faith,” as religion is a heavy theme throughout his campaign as well as music and lifestyle.
Since his announcement to run on July 4, the Grammy winner hasn’t been the most successful in terms of keeping up with getting ballots throughout the country.
“We as a people are called to a greater purpose than ourselves,” West said in his video. “We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other. To encourage each other, to help each other to lift up each other.”
According to the Federal Election Commission filing, the “Yeezus” rapper has now used at least $6 million in his own funds on this goal. While his evangelical approach to life has made its way into his political campaigning, the Chicago native has recently taken a more modern road to better setting himself up. Recently, he announced having a campaign website, which features a ten-point presidential platform and some merchandise, including his “Vote Kanye” hoodies.
“The spot is easily candidate West’s most serious foray into Presidential politics, but coming just 3 weeks before Election Day, it could be too little, too late … or perfectly timed,” TMZ wrote in regards to the close proximity of the elections and Kanye’s recent jump back into running for POTUS.
Twitter isn’t the only place we’ll be seeing the 43-year-old entertainer, as the potential candidate has also reactivated his Instagram. Since 2018 he’s deactivated and stayed on Twitter, however his account is now public with his most recent post being the same campaign ad.