There are multiple media outlets reporting that Kanye West has already dropped out of the presidential race eleven days in. However the rapper still hasn’t commented, and details are sketchy.
The following is from Fox News:
The 43-year-old rapper’s campaign has reportedly been suspended less than two weeks after he shocked the nation with a tweet that confirmed his decision to run for president of the United States in November.
According to a new report from Intelligencer, a “get-out-the-vote specialist” named Steve Kramer claims West is already “out” after the Yeezy founder hired both “paid and volunteer” staff to help him secure signatures in Florida and South Carolina to get him on the ballot.
Kramer claimed West’s team was “working over weekend there, formalizing the FEC and other things that they’ve got to do when you have a lot of corporate lawyers involved.”
The specialist claimed there was “overwhelming support” to get West on the ballot.
A separate source, who remained anonymous, claimed to the outlet that they were hired for $5,000 to help West gather signatures in Florida to meet the state’s July 15 ballot deadline. The outlet claimed he needed “132,781 valid signatures from Florida voters in less than a week.”
Intelligencer writer Ben Jacobs wrote on Tuesday that he reached out to West’s publicist for confirmation on his recent efforts, when the musician’s team suddenly “went dark.”
Kramer told the outlet that staff were “disappointed” that West has allegedly suspended his efforts. He also claimed to have “nothing good or bad to say about Kanye.”
“Everyone has their personal decision about why they make decisions. Running for president has to be one of the hardest things for someone to actually contemplate at that level,” Kramer added.
West initially shared his dreams of being the third candidate to run against President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a tweet on the Fourth of July.
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Kanye West has still not commented on the reports as of the publishing of this article.
The only post that Kanye made was on his Instagram, and it said the following. “#2024 KanyeWest”