It appears potential 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West has gained a new supporter — YG. A few days after Kanye confirmed his intent to run for president and declared he was “taking the red hat off,” YG threw his support behind the Jesus Is King rapper’s campaign.
“People be underestimating Kanye,” the “FTP” rapper told Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed in a new interview. “He always has a plan… He’s smart. He went Christian. He did the Christian album. He about to drop another Christian album. So, he got the Christians, you know what I’m saying? And now he’s running for president.”
Later on in the interview, the radio hosts reminded YG that Kanye still won’t be eligible to appear on ballots in several states, including New York. The “Wash Us In The Blood” rapper also reportedly hasn’t filed any of the necessary paperwork to run for president, although he still has less than a month before the deadline.
“That’s all cap,” the 400 Hunnid Records boss responded. “I’m voting for Kanye!”
Earlier this week, Kanye revealed his vice president running mate to be Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball. He also explained that he’ll be running as an Independent under his own political party called the Birthday Party. However, if Trump drops out of the race, ‘Ye plans to run as a Republican.
“I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please,” Kanye told Forbes in a recent interview. “Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
While he remained vague about his political stances regarding taxation and foreign policy, ‘Ye did reveal himself to be pro-life, anti-death penalty and “extremely cautious” about vaccines.
“A lot of times just like political parties they feel all Blacks have to be Democrat. This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black… That man said that. It’s a rap,” Kanye said about Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s “Breakfast Club” comments. “… For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out… I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.”
So far, Kanye’s campaign has been supported by his wife Kim Kardashian, tech giant Elon Musk and now YG. See the Compton native’s full interview below.