Rapper Ye – formerly known as Kanye West – confirmed Sunday that he will run for president in 2024. Ye also revealed who will be his campaign manager.
Ye accompanied a media group from gossip magazine X17Online to his studio in Crenshaw for an exclusive look at his merchandise for the 2024 campaign.
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He presented Balenciaga items, although the Paris-based fashion house said back in October it had “no longer any relationship and no plans for future projects related” to Ye.
When asked by the crew if he would run for president, Ye said yes, adding that far-right political provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will be his campaign manager.
“Yes. It’s easy. We’re just moving towards the future,” Ye said while walking alongside Yiannopoulos, also known by the nickname Milo.
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Yiannopoulos wrote for Breitbart News from 2014 to 2017. During this time he was also credited as the “main man” in the Gamergate saga.
Aside from often ridiculing feminism, political correctness, and Islam, Yiannopoulos also took a swipe at gamers, labeling them “stabbing male beta scratchers.”
Hours before the exclusive glimpse into his studio, Ye tested the Twitter waters again: “Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.”
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Ye ran for president during the 2020 race and qualified for entry into elections in 12 states, but failed to gain ground in other regions.
His campaign team sued for electoral access in Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia and West Virginia but subsequently lost all appeals and gave up Illinois, Montana, Missouri and New Jersey.
As Ye admitted on November 4, 2020, he had received approximately 70,000 votes in the US states where he had access to the ballots.
Yes, the pursuit of Parler
In October, Ye also said he intended to buy far-right social media platform Parler, stating: “In a world where conservative opinions are considered contested, we must ensure we have the right to free speech .”
George Farmer, Parler’s executive director, said the deal will “change the way the world thinks about free speech”.
“Ye is making a breakthrough step into the media space of free speech and will never again have to fear being removed from social media,” he said.
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