Years back, Kanye West declared on stage at the MTV VMA that he would run to become president come 2020. Before 2020, West stayed in the news but mostly for his multiple breakdowns, sporadic tweets, and alleged mental illness.
In September 2020, Kanye West revived his intentions to still run for the presidency. He printed shirts and caps as part of his campaign.
Recently, Kanye West posted a series of voting papers where people would write him in, which is actually legal in the United States.
It has been confirmed that West spent around $3 million (£2.27 million or 1.2 Billion Naira) of his own money on his hoax presidential campaign in September. West has only qualified for the ballot in 12 states and barely registered in the polls.
However, according to Federal Election Commission reports seen by New York magazine journalist Ben Jacobs, the rapper is still spending millions of dollars of his own money on his bid for The White House after struggling to solicit donations.
“Kanye West just filed his FEC report for September. He spent another $3 million of his own money while raising $2,782 (£2,134),” the journalist tweeted.
The new filing brings his total spending to almost $12 million in total, as Jacobs described, writing: “Kanye West has now put in nearly $12 million (£9.2 million) to his presidential campaign with an overnight contribution after his FEC report dropped. West has loaned his campaign $9.76 million (£7.49 million) and contributed $2.11 million (£1.62 million) to it. His campaign has raised $17,635 (£13,525) from donors.”
The musician has come under fire from Democratic Party figures, who have accused him of acting as a “spoiler candidate” in an attempt to draw younger Black voters away from their candidate, Joe Biden, in key states during his election fight with U.S. President Donald Trump