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Mon Nov 21 19:06:22 PST 2022

Kanye West Confirms 2024 Presidential Bid

Kanye West appears to have confirmed that he will be running for
president in 2024 in an attempt to move “towards the future” after
giving up on his White House bid in 2020.

In a since-deleted video posted to Twitter by the account Patriot
Takes, West, whose legal name is Ye, can be seen alongside
conservative figure and former Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos.

“This is Milo right here, working on the campaign,” West, 45, says in
the video. “Is that an announcement?” one man asks West, to which he
responds by laughing.

“I guess it is,” he adds, to which a laughing Yiannopoulos replies,
“Thanks, I accept.”

Yiannopoulos announced earlier this year that he had been hired as an
unpaid intern by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in her
congressional office. Greene’s office also confirmed his hiring.

Yiannopoulos previously worked for Breitbart from 2014 but resigned in
2017 following backlash over comments he made in a video in which he
stated that sex between 13-year-olds and older men can be
“life-affirming,” according to the New York Post.

Later, in the video of West posted on Sunday, the fashion designer can
be seen holding up a pair of tracksuit bottoms branded with the words

“That’s what I’m talking about,” the rapper tells the cameraman.

 “So you are running?” the cameraman then asks West, to which he
responds, “Yes, simple.”

“It’s simple ’cause ain’t [sic] nobody can tell me, you know, ‘you
should say this, you shouldn’t say that,’ you know? It’s just we’re
moving towards the future,” West adds.

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during an event hosted by senator David
Leyonhjelm at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Dec. 5,
2017. (Michael Masters/Getty Images)
West Returns to Twitter

It is unclear when the video was initially by taken or by whom. The
Epoch Times has contacted Yiannopoulos and a representative for West
for comment.

Earlier on Sunday, West returned to Twitter after being locked out of
his account in October for violating the company’s policies when he
posted a tweet that was accused of being anti-Semitic.

“Testing testing, seeing if my Twitter is unblocked,” he tweeted, to
which new Twitter owner Elon Musk replied, “Don’t kill what ye hate,
save what ye love.”

Shortly after, West shared another post that simply read “Shalom”
alongside a smiling emoji. Shalom is a Hebrew word meaning “peace.”

West’s return to Twitter comes after he was dropped by a string of
companies including Adidas, Balenciaga, and Vogue magazine after he
posted content that was deemed anti-Semitic.

JPMorgan Chase also ended its business relationship with the rapper,
according to a letter posted to Twitter by conservative commentator
Candace Owens, which was allegedly from the bank and which stated that
it would terminate its business relationship with Yeezy and its
affiliated entities by Nov. 21.

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On
JEWISH PEOPLE, ” West wrote in one of the posts that sparked backlash.
“The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black
people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to
black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

In other posts, West wrote, “Who do you think invented cancel
culture?” and: “Iranian youth are leading a revolution against 44
years of dictatorship. The world needs to support them and honor their

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