Kanye West delays his presidential campaign to 2024

Kanye West delays his presidential campaign to 2024
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After announcing his presidential ambitions in 2015, Kanye West has pushed back his running date from 2020 to 2024.

The controversial rapper told radio station Power 92 Chicago he is determined to one day live in the White House, noting that "If I decide to do it, it will be done. I'm not going to try."

He suggested he now had his view on the 2024 election rather than 2020, avoiding contending against current US President Donald Trump, who West has praised.

What West's main policies would be are still up for discussion, but he said he wanted to focus on the medical industry and economy.

In his song 'Jesus Walks', West raps: "We at war, we at war with terrorism, racism, but most of all, we at war with ourselves."

It is unknown if West intends to continue such "wars".

West sparked controversy in May this year when he suggested slavery was a choice, a comment he has since apologised for.

This week West also spoke about his support for the President and said Mr Trump knows "he can't be the greatest President without the acceptance of the black community".

"He cares about the way black people feel about him and he would like for black people for him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this," he told 107.5 WGCI-AM Chicago.

So as West raps in 'Ye vs. the People', "Ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be President."