Kanye West will run for US president under the Birthday Party.
The 'Heartless' rapper recently announced he plans to enter the race to the White House in November this year, and has now confirmed he has registered as an independent candidate as part of a new political party he has founded named the Birthday Party.
When asked why he chose the name, he said: "Because when we win, it's everybody's birthday."
According to Forbes magazine — who conducted a four-hour interview with the star — Kanye's running mate is a preacher from Wyoming named Michelle Tidball, and the pair's campaign slogan is simply: "YES!"
When Kanye announced his plans to run for president, many fans were confused as the 43-year-old rapper had previously voiced his support for current president Donald Trump, who will be campaigning for a second term this year.
But Kanye has now revealed he no longer supports the controversial figurehead.
Speaking about Trump, he said: "It looks like one big mess to me. I don't like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker."
And the Yeezy founder also said he will no longer be wearing the "Make America Great Again" cap that was synonymous with Trump's 2016 election campaign, as he claims he only wore it to "protest" against the idea that all Black people should be voting against Trump.
He explained: "One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby."
Kanye is no fan of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden either. “This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not black," he said. "Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a wrap.
“I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
Elsewhere in the Forbes story, Kanye claimed he was down with COVID-19 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," he recalled. "I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was, 'Drake can't be sicker than me!'"
Kanye, an anti-vaxxer, called a potential COVID-19 vaccine, which he called "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," he said of vaccines.
Kanye also stated his anti-abortion stance. "Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil's work."
Another presidential dream: He would model his White House on the Black Panther's Wakanda: "That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans — I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free. Let’s get back to Wakanda…”
That said, Kanye's 2020 presidential bid seems unlikely because he has already missed several deadlines to appear as an independent candidate on the ballot in six states: North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico and Indiana.
Whether it's 2020 or 2024, Kanye will leave the decision to God. He said: "Let's see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it's 2024 — because God appoints the president. If I win in 2020 then it was God's appointment. If I win in 2024 then that was God's appointment." — BANG