Rapper Kanye West is in the spotlight once again, after an interview seemed to indicate that he’s running for president only to decrease the vote tally of Joe Biden in key states.
In an interview done via text messages with Forbes, West said he’s not running but is instead “walking … to win” the presidency, hinting at a strategy to erode the numbers of the Democratic Party candidate and former vice president. When asked if he realized his can’t-win candidacy would in effect serve as a “spoiler” which could get President Donald Trump over the line, West said: “I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.”
West’s struggles with mental health have been well documented in recent weeks, with his wife Kim Kardashian previously asking for “compassion” over his ongoing bipolar condition.
The rapper has announced he will run as an independent candidate on Nov. 3, with a pro-Black religious platform. His chances of winning are nil, as he would not be able to win 270 electoral votes, given that he is not on the ballot in enough states, Forbes pointed out. West is, though, involved in a hurried effort to get himself on ballots in a number of key states — and critics say Republicans are doing the legwork in the background.