- Kanye West announced he'd be running for president of the US less than two weeks ago, but an insider has since said the rapper has dropped out of the race.
- Steve Kramer, who was helping Kanye with his campaign, said: "He's out. I'll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff cancelled."
- The 43-year-old has not yet confirmed the news. The last he spoke of his plans was in a bombshell interview with Forbes and a video shared on social media in which he shows himself registering to vote for the first time.
Kanye West's dream of becoming president of the US seems to have come to an end just as suddenly as the announcement was made.
Less than two weeks ago the rapper turned fashion mogul announced he'd be running for president, with the endorsement of both his wife and Elon Musk.
The SpaceX CEO has since withdrawn his support after the Jesus Is King hitmaker's bombshell interview with Forbes, while Kim has been "concerned" about Kanye's health, fearing he is struggling with his bipolar disorder.
Now, an insider tells New York Magazine's Intelligencer Kanye has officially dropped out of the presidential race.
Steve Kramer – a specialist who helps candidates get on the ballot – was enlisted by Kanye to get the ball rolling. However, when he was contacted recently, he told the publication of Kanye: "He's out."
He added, vaguely: "I'll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff cancelled."
Kanye has not yet responded to the news – his last tweets, shared five hours ago at the time this article was published, was a throwback to his visit to Sanaa Architects two years ago, along with a few photos of chairs.
He did share a video of himself on 9 July though, registering to vote for the first time.