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Kanye votes for himself and announces 2024 bid but Kim refuses to back him


Kanye West has yet to be publicly endorsed by his wife Kim

Kanye West has yet to be publicly endorsed by his wife Kim

Kanye West has yet to be publicly endorsed by his wife Kim

Rapper Kanye West voted for himself as the next US president on Tuesday after a long-shot campaign marked by erratic statements and speculation that he might siphon some black votes from Democrat Joe Biden.

Late on Tuesday, the singer and fashion designer appeared to concede his 2020 bid had ended, but suggested that his quest was not over.

He posted a picture of himself in front of an electoral map saying "Welp Kanye 2024".

Earlier he tweeted that he was "voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust - me".

He later posted a video of himself casting his vote in Cody, Wyoming, where he wrote himself in on the ballot.

West (43), got on to the presidential ballot in a handful of states, although not in the battlegrounds like Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

He has spent recent weeks instructing followers on how to vote for him as a write-in candidate elsewhere.


West's wife Kim Kardashian did not appear to be supporting his bid.

The reality star has given no public endorsements of her husband and on Tuesday she retweeted a message about voter hotlines from Democratic vice presidential contender Kamala Harris.

West, once one of Donald Trump's biggest celebrity supporters, launched his bid for the White House in July with erratic statements that raised concerns over his mental health.

The 21-time Grammy Award winner said in 2018 he suffers from bipolar disorder.

West loaned $6.7m (€5.7m) to Mr Trump's election campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission.