Rapper and designer Kanye West said that he intends to vote in the 2020 presidential election and that he believes people know who he will vote for.
“Both my parents were freedom fighters, and they used to drink from fountains they were told they couldn’t drink from, and they used to sit in restaurants where they were told they couldn’t eat from,” he continued. “They didn’t fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on.”
“I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1!” he said.
While the 42-year-old did not disclose the name of who he would vote for, West has been an open supporter of Republican President Donald Trump.
The rapper, who has been vocal about his support for Trump on Twitter, has joked that liberals were probably stunned when he made his support public.
“I’m a black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine? ...It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat,’” he told the publication.
Presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is expected to face Trump in the November election after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dropped out of the presidential race on April 8.
The self-described socialist said he is now endorsing Biden.