in

Kanye West is the 1st Black billionaire rap artist to run for US President

While Kanye West has been rapping for over 20 years, only in 2020 did e become a billionaire that decided to run for president of the United States. Back in April, he provided Forbes with documentation that his net worth is upward of $3 billion. A large chunk of that money comes from his Yeezy footwear sales.

Kanye West’s Late Nomination

While many have remained skeptical of the timing of the campaign and West’s former ties with the current president, he has continued to apply for inclusion on primary ballots in several states. He first kicked the idea around back in 2016. Flash forward four years and he announced his campaign very late in the primary season and has supposedly selected a running mate.

During a campaign rally in South Carolina, West said several things that had people questioning if he was mentally prepared for his latest venture.

Read: Kanye West lived in China for a year at the age of 10 years old

Read: Kanye West originally produced and wrote “Gold Digger” for Shawnna