Kanye West says he has enlisted alt-right voice Milo Yiannopoulos to help along with his 2024 Presidential marketing campaign.
In line with Consequence, the rapper advised paparazzi on the weekend that he had teamed up with the controversial political determine. West was a US presidential candidate in 2020 however went on to concede his run after profitable 50,000 votes. On the time of his withdrawal, he introduced plans to run once more in 2024.
Confirming that Yiannopoulos “is engaged on the marketing campaign,” Kanye stated why he was operating for President: “It’s easy…. It’s simply we’re shifting towards the longer term.”
Final week, Akon addressed the latest controversy round West, stating that he believes the rapper’s actions are a part of his plans to develop into the following President.
West has confronted a wave of backlash over the previous month after posting a sequence of antisemitic remarks on-line, together with one the place he stated he didn’t imagine within the time period antisemitism. He was subsequently suspended from Twitter and Instagram and a number of other firms ended their affiliation with him – together with Adidas, who formally terminated their Yeezy partnership.
Whereas many artists, celebrities, and politicians have publicly condemned West over his remarks, Akon has now expressed assist for Kanye in a brand new interview with sports activities analyst and former NFL participant Shannon Sharpe.
“I’m at all times defending the folks that no person desires to defend,” Akon stated. “I’ma at all times defend Kanye West as a result of I at all times imagine in life and opinion is simply an opinion. If Ye say one thing that I don’t agree with, I simply don’t agree with it. However I’m not gon’ go leaping all mad and letting it have an effect on my power.”
Akon’s feedback come amid the official launch of Trump’s 2024 presidential run. Talking on the Mar-a-Lago lodge in Florida final week, Trump introduced: “With a purpose to make America nice and superb once more, I tonight am asserting my candidacy for president of the US.”