Kanye West has been an ardent supporter of President Trump. However, he had previously made statements about his plans on what he would do given he takes charge of the Oval Office. Those statements have been making rounds on the internet.
An unearthed tweet by the 43-year-old Yeezus hit maker shows him disclosing what his first move as president of the United States would be. The rapper said in 2018 that he wishes to change the name of the private presidential aircraft Air Force One to something that fits him more aptly.
“When we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one,” he tweeted.
when we become president we have to change the name of the plane from Air Force one to Yeezy force one ☝️
— ye (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Everyone was taken aback and rather baffled after West announced his presidential run for 2020 in a surprise move. He had earlier iterated that he may join the electoral race in 2024 to avoid becoming a rival to the current President Donald Trump, with whom he shares cordial ties.
He had earlier left jaws dropped after he dropped by at the Trump Tower to meet the president a day after he took charge of the Oval Office. Defending his controversial visit, West had later tweeted: “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
Back in November last year, he had hinted at his political inclinations as he began his speech at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, saying: “When I run for President in 2024,” leading to the crowd breaking into laughter.
“What y’all laughing at? We would create so many jobs! I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk. When you see headlines saying Kanye’s crazy — one in three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing, they got no opinion, they’re so scared!” he had added.
After Trump, we’re not sure if America can handle West as the new president.