After declaring to run for President of the United States, hip musician and businessman, Kanye West has dropped his support for President Donald Trump, while launching an attack on the Democratic Party.
It would be recalled that last week West announced on Twitter that he will run for President in September.
In an interview he gave to Forbes Magazine in an interview published Wednesday, he was asked about his opinion about the Democratic party and his relationship with Trump, West said he had lost confidence in Trump, saying, “It looks like one big mess to me. I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”
West went on to explain his original support for the president, saying that “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.”
“That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats. And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me…. The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party.
“I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black,” he said.
Asked when he first decided to seek the presidency, the 43-year-old rapper said that he was in the shower after being offered the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, a lifetime achievement in music, at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
“I remember being at my mom’s house, my mother-in-law, because my house was being worked on, she calls me ‘son’ and I call her ‘mom,’ I was in the shower thinking, I write raps in the shower. It hit me to say, ‘you’re going to run for president’ and I started laughing hysterically.
“I was like this is the best, I’m going to go out there and they’re going to think I’m going to do these songs and do this for entertainment, how rigged awards shows are, and then say I’m president. And I just laughed in the shower, I don’t know for how long, but that’s the moment it hit me,” West said.
While accepting his award, West said, “Two thousand and fifteen. I will die for the art, for what I believe in. The art ain’t always gonna be polite.”
West went on to say at the time, “I don’t know what I’m [am going to] lose after this, it don’t matter though cause it ain’t about me. It’s about ideas bro, new ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
The superstar rapper told Forbes that God will decide how the two upcoming presidential races would be decided.