Kanye West has re-emerged from the recent backlash he faced, and has now said that he has enlisted notorious alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos to help him run his 2024 Presidential campaign.
Per a report in Consequence, at the weekend, the rapper told paparazzi that he has teamed up with Yiannopoulos for his 2024 bid. Notably, West ran in the 2020 US Presidential elections but gave up after receiving only 50,000 votes. Then, after conceding, he announced his plans to return in 2024, and it appears as if this is true.
Kanye confirmed that Yiannopoulos “is working on the campaign,” before explaining why he is running for the executive job once again, “It’s simple…. It’s just we’re moving toward the future.”
Elsewhere, singer Akon discussed the hot water West recently found himself in, expressing that he believes it to be part of his broader plans to become President.
West drew much criticism when he made a series of antisemetic remarks in October, which were preceded by some ‘White Lives Matter’ sloganeering. He was then suspended from Twitter and Instagram, with a string of companies, including long-time collaborator, Adidas, cutting ties with him. Owing to the backlash, he even lost his status as a billionaire.
Although West was widely condemned for his actions and remarks, Akon has now pledged his support behind Kanye in a new interview with former NFL player Shannon Sharpe.
“I’m always defending the people that nobody wants to defend,” he said. “I’ma always defend Kanye West because I always believe in life and opinion is just an opinion. If Ye say something that I don’t agree with, I just don’t agree with it. But I’m not gon’ go jumping all mad and letting it affect my energy.”
The Kanye West Presidential run is a developing story.