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Kanye West has pulled out of the race to become US President in 2024
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Kanye West has pulled out of the race to become US President in 2024

The controversial rapper is no longer gunning for the White House.

Kanye West has officially pulled out of the race to become US President in 2024.

The rapper, who is now formally known as Ye, had his eyes set on the White House even after his disastrous attempt in 2020.

He ran in the previous election under his own Birthday Party and managed to get 60,000 votes out of 160 million.

When asked why he called his political party that, he said: "When we win, it's everybody's birthday party."

However, he was only on the ballot in 12 states out of America's 50 because he missed the deadline in most of the jurisdictions, according to the BBC.

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Ye ran on a platform that he likened to Black Panther's Wakanda and he wanted to end police brutality as well as get chemicals out of 'our deodorant' and 'our toothpaste'.

Despite the embarrassing result, he tweeted 'Kanye 2024' not long after the ballot had finished.

Fast forward two years and the rapper turned wannabe Commander in Chief confirmed he was gunning for the seat in the Oval Office.

He said: "It's gonna take us a while to update, right? But this is the update, we are the update.

"As a species we need to update together. Everything's been so divisive, think about when they say diversity, people look at that like it's a good thing but we're the United States of America."

"We're a universe, we're a university, we're a republic."

He revealed Milo Yiannopoulos was 'working on the campaign' and he had loads of YE24 merchandise ready to sell.

Keep in mind this was said after he had made a load of antisemitic comments.

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The rapper was embroiled in controversy late last year when he kept spouting controversial, problematic and hurtful statements about the Jewish community.

He also praised Adolf Hitler in a damning interview with Alex Jones.

Ye saw loads of businesses cut ties with him, most notably Adidas with his Yeezy sneaker line.

Despite seeming confident about his presidential ambitions back then, it's now been revealed that he will no longer run.

His lawyer, Bruce Marks, told Rolling Stone: “He’s not a candidate for office in 2024.”

Marks is now in charge of winding down the 2024 campaign.

NME reports an October Federal Election Commission revealed Ye had no money allocated to his primary campaign from January to September this year.

Topics: Kanye West, US News, Politics