Kanye West appears to have confirmed that he will be running for president in 2024 in an attempt to move "towards the future" after giving up on his White House bid in 2020.
In a since-deleted video posted to Twitter by the account Patriot Takes, West, whose legal name is Ye, can be seen alongside conservative figure and former Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos.
"This is Milo right here, working on the campaign," West, 45, says in the video. "Is that an announcement?" one man asks West, to which he responds by laughing.
"I guess it is," he adds, to which a laughing Yiannopoulos replies, "Thanks, I accept."
Later, in the video of West posted on Sunday, the fashion designer can be seen holding up a pair of tracksuit bottoms branded with the words "Ye24."
"That's what I'm talking about," the rapper tells the cameraman. "So you are running?" the cameraman then asks West, to which he responds, "Yes, simple."
"It’s simple ’cause ain’t [sic] nobody can tell me, you know, 'you should say this, you shouldn’t say that,' you know? It’s just we’re moving towards the future," West adds.
West Returns to TwitterIt is unclear when the video was initially by taken or by whom. The Epoch Times has contacted Yiannopoulos and a representative for West for comment.
West's return to Twitter comes after he was dropped by a string of companies including Adidas, Balenciaga, and Vogue magazine after he posted content that was deemed anti-Semitic.
"I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE, " West wrote in one of the posts that sparked backlash. "The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda."
In other posts, West wrote, "Who do you think invented cancel culture?" and: "Iranian youth are leading a revolution against 44 years of dictatorship. The world needs to support them and honor their courage."