Trump and Biden won’t have to worry about the “Flashing Lights” rapper making any noise on the campaign trail.
Kanye West has officially dropped out of the 2024 presidential race according to a new report from Rolling Stone.
The Birthday Party has lost its budding politicial leader, the troubled rapper’s lawyer told the outlet on Friday.
“He’s not a candidate for office in 2024,” West’s personal lawyer Bruce Marks said.
Kanye West will NOT run for president in 2024, Rolling Stone reports. pic.twitter.com/IEl7h1pyV9
— Juice Pop (@TheJuicePop) October 20, 2023
West legitimately, albeit lately, ran for president in 2020, but only appeared on ballots in 12 states due to missing filing deadlines.
The self-aggrandizing celebrity self-funded his run with the Birthday Party by spending $9 million and soliciting 31 million Twitter followers.
He launched the campaign at a bizarre rally in July 2020, which saw the “Gold Digger” rapper cry on stage during an hour-long rant.
Kanye West holds his first campaign rally in South Carolina and breaks down on stage saying “I almost killed my daughter” pic.twitter.com/iLhfa0My8I
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 19, 2020
West gave a sermon to a South Carolina crowd wearing a bullet-proof vest and and a fresh fade with 2020 shaved on the back of his head.
He went on on a rampage about pornography, abortion, seemingly invented policy proposals on-stage, and made other unhinged remarks.
Memorably, the Yeezy designer accused Harriet Tubman of “never actually” freeing the slaves, and insisted that “she just had the slaves go work for other white people.”
He accused his father of trying to get his mother to have an abortion while she was pregnant with him.
“My mum saved my life. There would’ve been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” he said before breaking down into tears.
The occasion also signaled the end of his relationship with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, when he publicly disclosed that he wanted her to get an abortion while she was pregnant with their eldest daughter, North.
“I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter,” he yelled hysterically at the rally.
West would later the same week make insane posts about his then wife and mother-in-law Kris Jenner from isolation away from the family at his ranch in Wyoming.
Kardashian made a rare and lengthy statement about West’s outlandish behavior being a symptom of his bi-polar disorder.
Kim Kardashian speaks out on the cultural stigma of bipolar disorder following alarming series of tweets from Kanye West:
“Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas” pic.twitter.com/jLB88KNn3V
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 22, 2020
“Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” she wrote on Instagram days later.
West continued to spiral and by Election Day, and only managed to scrape up 60,000 votes.
Despite spending what breaks down to $150 for every vote out of his personal funds, the “All Falls Down” rapper announced that he was planning to run again in 2024.
— Siglov Freudivan (@DerangedRadio) November 4, 2020
But he continued to spin out of control when Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, after seven years of marriage.
The at the time billionaire went off the rails in September of the next year, when pulled out of his brand’s lucrative deal with The Gap seemingly out of left field.
The following month he stunned Paris Fashion week with “White Lives Matter” t-shirts, then made antisemitic comments that cost him billions in brand deals with Adidas, Balenciaga, and JP Morgan.
Kanye West wears 'White Lives Matter' t-shirt to daughter North's basketball game in LA | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/K6u2IVaVEJ
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 8, 2022
He sank to a new low during a December interview on Alex Jones’ Info Wars, when he praised Nazi leader Adolph Hitler.
2023 has been West’s remarrying year, after he “spiritually,” then legally, tied the knot with new wife, Yeezy employee Bianca Censori.
The newlyweds have taken to scandalizing Italians with the barely-there clothing he dresses her in, and gondola rides that end up with him losing his pants.
Kanye West and His Lovely Wife Bianca pic.twitter.com/DSQskQ24rE
— Side Chick 😋 (@_Faithforyou) September 8, 2023
According to Rolling Stone’s report, West’s campaign committee filing with the Federal Election Commission revealed that the campaign had less than $25,000 in its coffers and had allocated no money towards primary expenditures from January to September of this year.
An anonymous source who spoke to the publication said that West had “no plan” to run, nor was there a “campaign structure or anything along those lines in place.”
When asked what the chances were of the artist adding his hat to the ring in 2024, the source responded, “Beyond remote.”