Controversial American rapper <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Kanye_West" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kanye West<\/a> announced in a tweet on Sunday that he will run for US president in 2020. The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for November 3.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8! #2020VISION." West tweeted on Twitter.\r\n\r\nThe rapper has contemplated the idea of running for president before. In January last year, he simply tweeted \u201c2024\u201d, which was interpreted as a sign that he would run for the White House that year.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/kanyewest\/status\/1279575273365594112?s=20\r\n<h3 class="LC20lb DKV0Md"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Who's Running for President in 2020?<\/span><\/h3>\r\nThe elections are featuring US President <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/trump-predicts-to-lose-next-presidential-elections-in-united-states\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Donald Trump<\/a> of whom West has been a vocal supporter, Joe Biden, and Brock Pierce, the crypto evangelist, entrepreneur, and former child star.\r\n\r\nThe rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian West, have visited Trump in the White House to discuss prison reform. This is not their first meeting in the White House, as West met Trump in 2018 while wearing a red \u201cMake America Great Again\u201d cap.\r\n\r\nHe said that Trump made him feel like Superman, hugged him, and declared: \u201cI love this guy right here.\u201d\r\n\r\n<img src="https:\/\/i.insider.com\/5db8675d045a3147a36dc49f?width=1100&format=jpeg&auto=webp" alt="Kanye West and Donald Trump" \/>\r\n\r\nIn the past few years, the rapper has gained and lost fans due to his outspoken endorsement of Trump. Recently, over the Black Lives Matter campaign and demonstrations against police brutality and racial discrimination he has diverged from the President.\r\n\r\nWest donated $2 million in June to help the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, three Black men who were killed in police and citizen incidents.\r\n<h4><span style="color: #ff0000;">Celebrities respond to Kanye West's presidency bid<\/span><\/h4>\r\n<a href="https:\/\/see.news\/kim-kardashian-tests-positive-for-lupus-ra\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kim<\/a> retweeted her husband\u2019s tweet, simply adding an emoji of the American flag, to show her support.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/KimKardashian\/status\/1279597399380332544?s=20\r\n\r\nTesla CEO Elon Musk backed up the rapper on his announcement, responding to his tweet with, \u201cYou have my full support!\u201d.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/elonmusk\/status\/1279577069005897728?s=20\r\n\r\nParis Hilton even jokingly tweeted her announcement just hours after West, tweeting: "<span class="r-18u37iz">Paris For President".<\/span>\r\n\r\n[embed]https:\/\/twitter.com\/ParisHilton\/status\/1279967661036670977?s=20[\/embed]\r\n\r\nThe surprise announcement also triggered a storm on social media. Fans immediately tweeted their support for the musician, who has a history of promoting himself and his projects with political statements.\r\n\r\nThe rapper appears, so far, that he does not has any intention of actually running for president.\r\n\r\nWith the election only months away, West needs to register with the Federal Election Commission, present a campaign platform, collect enough signatures to get on the November ballot, and more.