Ye, the rap music artist previously generally known as Kanye West, launched his first marketing campaign video Thursday for an unlikely presidential bid in 2024, taking a swipe at former President Donald Trump.
Within the video posted to Twitter, Ye shared that he beforehand provided Trump a place to be his vice presidential candidate, a remark Ye mentioned confused and pissed off Trump.
“I feel the factor Trump was most perturbed about [was] me asking him to be my vice chairman,” Ye mentioned within the video. “I feel that was decrease on the record of issues that caught him off guard.”
The feedback had been made throughout a “debrief” session about Ye’s go to to the White Home and assembly with then-President Trump in Oct. 2018.
In Thursday’s marketing campaign video, Ye additionally challenged Trump on not appearing to legally defend those that invaded the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, whereas he was in workplace.
The “Yeezy” clothes model proprietor mentioned he “walked in with intelligence” in the course of the assembly as “somebody who loves Trump,” and urged him to pay attention extra to his loyalists.
“He principally offers me this would-be mob-esque type of story of all that he went via to get Alice Johnson out of jail and that he didn’t do it for Kim [Kardashian] however he did it for me,” Ye remembers within the video.
Johnson was a 63-year-old who Trump pardoned in 2018.
The music mogul additionally claimed the previous president yelled at him and insulted his then-wife Kim Kardashian. The 2 break up in March 2022.
Ye then claimed Trump “began principally screaming at me on the desk, telling me I’m going to lose.”
“Has that labored for anybody in historical past?” Ye joked.
He added: “That I’m going to lose? Maintain on, you’re speaking to Ye.”
Ye has not formally introduced his intention to run, though he has beforehand commented that he would search the presidency in 2024.
Trump formally entered the 2024 presidential election one week after the midterm elections, promising to “make America nice and wonderful once more.”
“I’m working as a result of I imagine the world has not but seen the true glory of what this nation could be. We now have not reached that pinnacle, imagine it or not,” Trump mentioned on Nov. 15.
He added: “Simply as I promised in 2016, I’m your voice. I’m your voice. The Washington institution desires to silence us, however we is not going to allow them to try this. What now we have constructed collectively over the previous six years is the best motion in historical past as a result of it’s not about politics. It is about our love for this nice nation, America, and we’re not going to let it fail.”