It appears that Kanye West’s foray into the world of politics has come to a premature end as his bid to become the President of the United States is reportedly over.
In what looks like a predictably ambitious pipedream, was revealed earlier this week in a national poll that only 2% of Americans would vote for the rapper to take over from Donald Trump.
Redfield & Wilton Strategies polled 2,000 registered voters in the U.S. and let’s just say that they’re not as impressed with West’s platform as he seems to be. Joe Biden leads the pack with 48%, with Donald Trump in second with 40%. When West is included in the poll, Trump’s number dips to 39% while Biden’s remains the same.
In a previous conversation with Forbes about his political plans, West said: “When the conversation turned to his proposed Presidential run, God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time,” as an explanation for his decision. “You know I was out there, ended up in the hospital, people were calling me crazy. I’m not crazy.”
He continued: “Between all of the influences and the positions that we can be put in as musicians… It can drive you crazy, through all of that I was looking crazy because it wasn’t the time. Now it’s time. And we’re not going crazy, we’re going Yeezy, it’s a whole ‘notha level now. N-O-T-H-A.”
Now though, it appears to be over.
A member of West’s campaign team, Steve Kramer, has allegedly detailed to the New York Magazine’s Intelligencer side project that West has decided to stop his efforts to become the president.
“He’s out,” Kramer told the magazine. While not revealing any specific reasoning about his decision to step back, Kramer added that he’d “let [Intelligencer]know what I know once I get all our stuff cancelled.”