Kanye West 2020

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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... More »

The Idea Really Is to Hurt Biden, Kanye Indicates

Rapper won't say whether Republicans are behind his presidential campaign

(Newser) - There was plenty Kanye West wouldn't reveal—or clarify, even—about his presidential campaign in a text interview Thursday. The rapper wouldn't say whether Republican officials are helping to get his name on the ballot. He didn't answer when asked whether he's being used in this... More »

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... More »

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 ... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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?... More »

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,... More »

Kanye West 'Distancing Himself' From Politics

'I've been used to spread messages I don’t believe in'

(Newser) - Kanye West might not be making any more visits to the Oval Office : The rapper, who was heavily criticized by other artists for his bizarre meeting with President Trump earlier this month, is planning to take a step back from politics. "My eyes are now wide open and now... More »

Kanye 2020? Dems Look to the Future

Michelle Obama might change her mind after Trump 'rips up her garden'

(Newser) - With Hillary Clinton's dream of becoming president crushed and Donald Trump triumphant, this is a dark day for the Democratic Party—but some are already looking ahead to possibilities for 2020. Kanye West announced last year that he was planning a 2020 run and #Kanye2020 was trending on Twitter... More »

Kanye's Presidential Platform? Pro-Sweatshirt

They're 'f---ing important'

(Newser) - Presumptive 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West has opened his mouth, and words have poured out. " I think sweatshirts are the way of the future," he says, via People , adding that he's "definitely" serious about a run. "And we worked so hard on our development... More »

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