HomeWorld NewsKanye West admits he's running a spoiler campaign to draw votes from Biden and see Trump reelected in bizarre interview
Kanye West admits he's running a spoiler campaign to draw votes from Biden and see Trump reelected in bizarre interview
KANYE West has apparently admitted to running a spoiler campaign totake away votes from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
In an interview with Forbes via text message, the rapper claimed he wasn't running for president but "walking", which he quickly followed up by saying he was "walking…to win."
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West rebuffed attempts to name the force behind his ballot access or strategy and whether he was receiving help for the 2020 presidential election from Republican officials.
Although the rapper was hesitant to criticized President Donald Trump, he quickly pounced on Biden and expressed comfort with the idea of hurting the former vice president's chances of sitting in the Oval Office.
"I'm not denying it; I just told you," said West.
When it was pointed out that he won't be on enough ballots to win 270 electoral votes or win the election through write-ins is impossible, thus making his campaign a spoiler, he replied: "I'm not going to argue with you. Jesus is King."
But he did reveal his ongoing relationship with the White House and claimed he's "designing a school within the next month."
"I’m meeting with Betsy DeVos about the post-COVID curriculum," he added.
The Secretary of Education's press office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Forbes.
Forbes brought up the hurried effort to get him on states' presidential ballots and the allegations of forged signatures, claiming that it didn't feel like a move made at the rapper's behest.
West simply replied that the effort was a "God production."
The rapper's comments came a day after Trump said he "liked" West, but insisted he hasn't helped him get on the presidential ballot in any states.
“I like him. He's always been very nice to me," he said of West.
“I get along with him very well, I like him, I like his wife.”
When asked at a press briefing about claims that West is being helped by GOP operatives in his efforts to get on swing state ballots, he said: "No, not at all."
West filed for the presidential ballot in Arkansas on Monday with a "biblical life coach" as his vice president amid the forgery claims.
He reportedly submitted the 1,000 required signatures for Arkansas just minutes before the 12pm deadline, but missed the Kansas deadline, which required 5,000 signatures.
West has officially missed the deadlines in New York and Maryland but has filed to run in both Vermont and West Virginia, according to TMZ.