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Kanye West Calls It a Day

The rapper says he didn't win the 2020 election

(Newser) - A 2020 election shocker: Kanye West has admitted defeat after garnering roughly 60,000 votes, Entertainment Tonight reports. The rapper and designer conceded with a simple tweet: "WELP." That tweet is down now, but he posted another with an image of himself in front of a multi-colored election...

Kanye's Birthday Gift to Kim: a 'Special Surprise From Heaven'

Some think it's sweet he gave her a hologram of late dad Robert Kardashian; others think it's creepy

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian caused quite a buzz online this week after she posted pictures of her and a bunch of close friends partying on a private island for her 40th birthday, and she apparently isn't done with her celebration. This time, the reality star shared her gift from husband Kanye...

Here's Kanye West's First Presidential Campaign Ad

Rapper talks a lot about faith, asks voters to write him in

(Newser) - Kanye West may not be on the ballot in all states, but he apparently still wants to be elected president in 2020. To that end, the rapper released his first campaign ad , in which voters are urged to vote for him as a write-in candidate, Mediaite reports. The ad features...

Kanye Is Spending Big Bucks on His Run for Office

The politically-minded rapper only has $11K in donations

(Newser) - Kanye West's presidential run is no freebie. The Federal Election Commission says his campaign has spent nearly $6 million so far, mostly for getting on the November ballots. The rapper has loaned his campaign almost $6.8 million, received $11,000 in contributions, and spent $4.4 million on...

State to Kanye: You Gave Us 1.9K Invalid Signatures

He's unlikely to get on the ballot in his home state of Illinois

(Newser) - Looks like Kanye West won't be on the Illinois ballot after all, TMZ reports. The politically inspired rapper handed in his petition to appear on his home state's presidential ballot in November, but officials rejected 1,928 of his submitted signatures—more than half—which leaves him over...

Kanye to Kim: 'I Know I Hurt You'

West apologizes amid reports that he was taken to a hospital in Wyoming

(Newser) - Kanye West is backing down after publicly discussing his and wife Kim Kardashian's debate about whether to abort their first pregnancy. Tweeted West on Saturday, as per People : "I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I...

Kanye Says He Wants Divorce, Kim Pleads for 'Empathy'

Kardashian refers to husband's bipolar disorder after odd tweets

(Newser) - Kanye West told the crowd at his Sunday rally that his wife almost had an abortion, then suggested the comment would cause her to divorce him . But on Wednesday, it was West who said he was trying to divorce Kim Kardashian. In deleted tweets (see screenshots here ), West wrote...

Kim's Reaction to Kanye's Rally Story? Not Great

West discussed the couple nearly deciding not to have daughter North West

(Newser) - Kanye West was apparently not far off when he said wife Kim Kardashian West might divorce him after he talked about her pregnancy with their daughter, North West, at his first campaign rally Sunday night . The rapper revealed that the couple considered aborting the pregnancy, and a source tells People ...

To Stop Abortion, Kanye Wants to Give Every New Parent $1M

Would-be presidential candidate criticizes Harriet Tubman, talks about fatherhood at campaign event

(Newser) - Kanye West kicked off his presidential campaign in earnest Sunday night, holding his first rally ever . At the South Carolina event, which the AP reports was attended by several hundred people, the rapper discussed, among other things, his problems with Harriet Tubman, his ideas for how to discourage abortions, and...

Kanye Is Holding a Campaign Event

In South Carolina, where the deadline for independent candidates is already past

(Newser) - No stranger to filling arenas, Kanye West is heading to a smaller venue on Sunday for something of a first for him: A campaign event. Yeezy announced that the first rally of his nascent quest to win the Oval Office in November will be held at 5pm in North Charleston,...

Kanye Was Supposedly Out. One State Says Otherwise

Rapper has filed necessary forms to qualify for general election ballot in Oklahoma

(Newser) - As with many things Kanye, the latest Kanye West development is mired in confusion. After reports this week that the 43-year-old rapper and producer appeared to be dropping his 2020 presidential run, Business Insider reports he has officially been given the thumbs-up to be on the ballot in at least...

Twitter Accounts of the Rich and Famous All Hacked at the Same Time

The victims include Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and Kanye West

(Newser) - Big-name Twitter accounts belonging to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and many others were hacked Wednesday in an elaborate cyberscam that relieved victims of over $110,000. Looks like crypto-scammers took over the accounts for more than two hours, posting tweets that urged people to send money...

Looks Like Kim Kardashian Won't Be Our Next First Lady

Election strategist claims Kanye West is 'out' of presidential run as state deadlines pass

(Newser) - It looks like Kanye West won't be your next president. The rapper has reportedly bowed out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after indicating he would run . He did try. New York 's Ben Jacobs reports West hired political operatives tasked with getting him on...

Musk's 'Full Support' for Kanye Just Took a Step Back

In deleted tweet, Elon Musk seems to be wary of some of West's views

(Newser) - In a Forbes interview this week, sorta-kinda presidential candidate Kanye West noted that one of his trusted campaign advisers, in addition to wife Kim Kardashian West, was Elon Musk, who'd been in on his political ambitions "for years." And indeed, in response to West's big July...

Kanye: 'I Am Taking the Red Hat Off'

But potential candidate tells 'Forbes' Trump is 'special,' Biden isn't

(Newser) - Kanye West still has some work to do if he's serious about making a 2020 run for the White House, but he managed to carve out "four rambling hours" to talk to Forbes on Tuesday on his run under the "Birthday Party" banner—"because when we...

Some PPP Loan Recipients Are a Little Surprising

Kanye West, sculptor Jeff Koons, and the Church of Scientology are on the list

(Newser) - The Treasury Department has released the names of everyone who got a loan bigger than $150,000 through the PPP—the Paycheck Protection Program designed to help businesses weather the pandemic. While millions of small companies were helped by the loans, which can be forgiven if the money is used...

Candidate Kanye, You've Got Some Work to Do

West says he's running in 2020, but his deadlines are slipping by

(Newser) - Kanye West declared over the weekend that he was running for president in 2020. But there's a big difference between declaring a run and actually running, and it doesn't appear that West has made much, if any, progress on the staggering logistics involved. Publicity stunt? Devious political maneuver?...

There's Apparently a New Kid in the 2020 Race

Kanye West announces a presidential run on Twitter

(Newser) - Kanye West's presidential ambitions appear to have been reborn on the Fourth of July, reports Reuters , with the rapper tweeting thusly : “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,...

Kanye Strikes 10-Year Deal That Might Just Save a Big Brand

The singer-songwriter joins forces with the Gap

(Newser) - "He just might make Gap cool again." That's how TMZ describes a new 10-year deal between Kanye West and the Gap to forge a clothing line. The mall brand and Kanye's company, Yeezy, say the new "Yeezy Gap" line will provide "modern, elevated basics...

Kanye West Will Cover College for Floyd's Daughter

He sets up fund for Gianna, 6, also donates to families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - Kanye West is reaching for his wallet in the aftermath of the George Floyd death. A rep said Thursday that he has started a 529 college savings fund to cover the future tuition of Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, reports TMZ . West also has donated $2 million to charities associated...

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