Kanye West announced via a video posted on Twitter on Sunday that he will be running for president in 2024 and that far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is working on his campaign.
The video in which Kanye West, formerly known as Ye - due to a change in his legal name - says he will run for office and work with Yiannopoulos on his campaign. This information was posted on Twitter after the rapper's account was restored following his ban on the app due to alleged vile and anti-Semitic comments he made last month. "I´m going death con 3 on Jewish people." wrote the rapper via his account, which prompted his immediate expulsion from the app.
If there is one thing Yiannopoulos and West share, it is being known for making all kinds of offensive and controversial comments, and generating a bitter reaction from certain parts of society.
During the video, the two, while laughing, comment that West will run for office in 2024. "It's simple, because nobody can tell me, you know, 'you should say this, you shouldn't say that', you know? We're moving forward into the future," added the rapper.
Ye's return to Twitter
Elon Musk clarified last month that Twitter had unblocked the rapper's account prior to his acquisition of the platform, which he bought for $44 billion, and that he had not been consulted at all.
The billionaire also restored the account of former president and now future candidate for the 2024 elections, Donald Trump, a day earlier. The decision came after a survey of users. The reason for his removal from the application was the January 6, 2021 riots on Capitol Hill.
For his part, Yiannopoulos, who remains off Twitter, had flown under the radar since 2017 when he made comments claiming that sex between 13-year-old boys and older men can be "life-affirming," in what was understood as a defense of pedophilia