When Kanye West in 2018 told the world he would run for president, no one actually believed he would do it but following an announcement on Independence Day, the Yeezy designer has thrown his hat in the 2020 election. Currently, his chances on gaining presidency are slim but that hasn’t stopped a mass onslaught occurring on social media.
On Monday, former NBA athlete Stephen Jackson condemned West’s decision by reposting a tweet from DJ Hed on his Instagram account. It read, “No more voting for celebrities who’ve never held public office.. If you wouldn’t hire a plumber to work on the electrical wiring in your house why would you vote this way? America’s obsession with fame/celebrity is the endgame.”
Accompanied was the caption, “Kanye Trump. Fool u once shame on them fool u twice u and 2x fool,” Jackson wrote. “#justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor and so many more. #ivehadenough of the clown shit.”
In swift response, Jamie Foxx agreed with the post commenting, “Gottdamn right!!! Ain’t got time for the bullshit!!!”
Jackson’s All The Smoke co-host, Matt Barnes, is also opposed to the idea of West running for president, calling it a “dangerous game” of jumping into politics.
“This is a dangerous game he’s playing. If this is serious, he will definitely divide the minority vote,” Barnes wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “Just remember comments like “slavery was a choice” and how buddy buddy he is w trump! Much respect for the artist & his impact on fashion but this is a 🗣HUGE FUCK NO 4 PRESIDENT‼️”
Experts on U.S. politics believe there is a very small chance Kanye West will even be able to run for president in 2020. More on that here.
Time will tell so stay tuned.