Kanye West is all in on his own presidential campaign.
The hip-hop star said he’s not supporting President Trump anymore as West begins his run for the Oval Office, according to Forbes.
“I am taking the red hat off, with this interview,” West told the business magazine.
West, 43, had voiced his support for Trump in the past, including wearing the red hat reading “Make America Great Again” that’s synonymous with the president’s campaign.
The “Famous” rapper took issue with reports that Trump went to an underground bunker amid recent protests at the White House.
“It looks like one big mess to me,” West said. “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”
Trump has told Fox News Radio that he went to the bunker for “inspection” purposes.
West announced his plans to run for president on Saturday. As of Monday, it didn’t appear that West had officially filed to become a candidate with the Federal Elections Committee, according to the BBC.
In the new interview, West said would have run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t a candidate, but will be an independent candidate under the “Birthday Party” with Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball as his running mate.
“One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the black community,” West told Forbes. “Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”
He said Trump is “the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation,” and was critical of Joe Biden, saying the Democratic candidate is “not special.”
West also told Forbes he had coronavirus in February.
“Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it,” West said. “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
He also expressed his concerns over a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix COVID is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious,” West said. “That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”
West told Forbes his campaign slogan will be “Kanye West YES,” and that he’s running under the “Birthday Party” because “when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”
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