Could Kanye West be eyeing a career in politics?
On Monday (April 23) West reportedly tweeted (then quickly deleted) a photo of five posters that read “Keep America Great Again” with the hashtag #Kanye2024. Shortly after, some fans claim to have spotted the same cryptic posters in major cities like West’s hometown Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, possibly indicating that he may be plotting a political campaign in the future.
West’s “Keep America Great Again” slogan in a nod to none other than President Trump, who coined the term during his presidential run in 2016. Ye’s mysterious posters come on the heels of him endorsing conservative media personality Candance Owens on Twitter, writing, “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” Ye ruffled a few feathers by voicing his support for Candace and also maintained his support for Trump while speaking with Hot 97 radio personality Ebro Darden.
Ebro recounted his conversation with Ye, in which the rapper said he’s trying to have an “open dialogue” with people and wants the space to voice his opinions freely. “He said, ‘I do love Donald Trump,'” Darden recalled during his Ebro In The Morning conversation and added that Ye repeatedly professed his love for Trump during their conversation.
If you recall, West was the subject of controversy in 2016 when he was spotted greeting Trump in the lobby of the Trump Tower. In a series of now-deleted tweets, Kanye said, “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change” and that he took the meeting with then-president-elect Trump to “discuss multicultural issues.”
View the #Kanye2024 posters below.
Deleted tweet from Kanye — pic.twitter.com/iuCKvcRABt
— Hazen (@Stephaniehazen) April 23, 2018
these are all over the city right now pic.twitter.com/40VQuGhABP
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) April 23, 2018