Award winning American Hip-Hop recording artiste, Kanye West has reportedly withdrawn from the United States presidential race.

According to the Intelligencer, Kanye West hired campaign staff who were looking into getting his name listed as a third-party candidate in Florida and several other states, but the team has now reportedly been told the bid is off.

Steve Kramer, an election strategist hired by West to focus on getting his name on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina, told the Daily Mail on Thursday, ‘He’s out’.


Yet, West’s bid was serious and there were 180 people working in the ground in Florida when the decision was made to call the effort off, Kramer said.

The rapper, 43, has not publicly commented on whether his run for the presidency is continuing.

The 21-time Grammy winner celebrated Independence Day by revealing his plans on Twitter, tweeting: ‘We 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! #2020VISION.’

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