'Not now, Kanye': Celebrities react to Kanye West's run for president

Kanye West's July 4 announcement that he will run for US president against Donald Trump this year has prompted a number of celebrities to publicly express their support for the rapper's political ambitions. 

Elon Musk, Ty Dolla Sign and Rose McGowan are among the famous names who are seemingly cheering on the 'Stronger' hitmaker's presidential campaign and its 'Vision 2020' slogan. 

"We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States," West tweeted over the weekend. 

Unsurprisingly, one of the first on the bandwagon was his wife Kim Kardashian, who retweeted her husband's announcement with a simple American flag emoji. 

Soon after, outspoken Tesla CEO Musk wrote that West "had his full support", while fellow rapper Ty Dolla Sign tweeted: "Ye for President." 

Actor McGowan, one of the proponents of the #MeToo movement, wrote that she "supported this mission", before questioning if West's aim was to "split votes" or whether he was "just an anarchist". 

Meanwhile, British broadcaster Piers Morgan responded: "Not now Kanye, seriously". 

Other celebrities couldn't resist the opportunity to sarcastically throw their own names in the hat, including Paris Hilton, Tiffany Haddish and Bob Saget, who all contended they could be on the ballot too. 

"Well this just in Dave Chappelle will be my running mate," Haddish tweeted. Full House star Saget admitted he "didn't know much about anything" before asking "should I run for president too?" 

West first announced his intentions to one day be president at a speech during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015. 

"I don't know what I'm fitting to lose after this, it don't matter though, because it ain't about me, it's about new ideas, bro, people with ideas, people who believe in truth," he said. 

"And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."

Since then, West has publicly expressed his support for Trump on several occasions, wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat and visiting him at the White House. At the time of West's 2015 announcement, Trump called him a "nice guy" and said he "hoped to run against him one day".