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Kanye West Officially Separates Himself From Donald Trump, Confirms Presidential Run

Kanye West Officially Separates Himself From Donald Trump, Confirms Presidential Run

Kanye West is all but confirming he’s serious about running for President in 2020, and he made it clear by saying “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview.”

“One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby,” Kanye told Forbes in a tell-all interview.

He admitted he will be running under the “Birthday Party.” Why? “Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”

He also reveals he has chosen a running mate – Michelle Tidball, an obscure preacher from Wyoming.

“I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t there. I will run as an independent if Trump is there,” he continued. “That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats. And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me…. The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”

He also spoke about Joe Biden, saying, “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. Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. Jay-Z said it best. For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out. It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.”

Find out who publicly slammed Kanye‘s declaration that he’s running for President.

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