American rapper, Kanye West have marked the Fourth of July holiday with a major announcement about his White House aspirations ahead of the 2020 elections.
A move by West as an independent candidate would see him stand against President Donald Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
“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,” West wrote in a Twitter post, adding an American flag emoji and the hashtag “#2020VISION”.
It was not immediately clear if West was serious about vying for the presidency four months before the Nov. 3 election or if he had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots.
Kim Kardashian and other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family have yet to comment publicly on Kanye’s bid to become the next POTUS, however Elon Musk responded on Twitter, “You have my full support.”