American rapper Kanye West held his first meeting as a candidate for the presidency of the United States. The meeting with voters was broadcast on YouTube.
The musician put on a bulletproof vest with the word Security and shaved the number 2020 on the back of his head. About 200 people attended the event. Kanye communicated with them without a mask, but from a small elevation that allowed him to maintain a safe distance.
During the speech, West quoted the Bible, joked about the coronavirus, wept at the memory, and even swore. He asked not to consider his appearance in the political arena as an attempt to pull the votes of African-Americans from the Democrats and added that he dyed his hair purple because in the United States there are no red or blue-these are the colors of the Republican and Democratic parties. The audience greeted these words with cheers.
In addition, West touched on the topics of abortion, illegal migration, and international trade. At the end of the meeting, he asked the audience to rate his performance as вЂњvery goodвЂќ or вЂњvery badвЂќ, and then said goodbye and went backstage.
In early July, Kanye West said that he intends to participate in the race for the presidency as an independent candidate because the Republicans are already represented by Donald Trump. The musician registered in Oklahoma, where he managed to submit documents and pay a registration fee of 35 thousand dollars. The rapper indicated that he will represent the party, whose name can be translated as вЂќbirthday partyвЂќ.