American rapper Kanye West and husband to Kim Kardashian has held his first campaign event since declaring his interest to be the US president in an election scheduled for November, the media reported.
On Sunday, West delivered a lengthy monologue, focusing on a wide range of topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals, before a crowd in North Charleston, South Carolina, reports Politico news.
Taking to his Instagram, he shared a video where he could be seen holding his first event as the presidential candidate. He captioned it- “First rally us.” (sic) Have a look right here:
The event was attended by the registered guests only. Last week, the rapper qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline.
According to state law of West needed to collect 10,000 signatures by Monday afternoon to appear on the South Carolina ballot.
He has tweeted out a list of locations around the Charleston area where petitions could be signed.
West, who announced his White House campaign on the fourth of July, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission last week, listing”BDY” — the Birthday Party — as his party affiliation, reports Politico news.
West’s late entry to the campaign trail comes as Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 15 points, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday.
The rapper has sparked speculation over the years that he would potentially enter the presidential race one day, most recently in November 2019, when he said he planned to run in 2024, according to a report by the Daily Mail newspaper.