"We are both dragon energy," he said about himself and now-president, Donald Trump and previously explained what he meant by "dragon energy."
When Donald Trump was once asked if rapper, Kanye West could be a future presidential candidate, he replied that he "could very well be."
To this, West replied, "Only after 2024. Let’s stop worrying about the future. All we really have is today. We just have today," as quoted by The Guardian.
At that same meeting in 2018, West donned the red 'Make America Great Again' cap and praised Trump, saying that he made him feel like superman. "I love this guy right here," West hugged Trump and said that day.
Although at the time, he said that he would possibly run for the presidential elections only after Trump's time was done, believing that his time in the White House would spill over to a second term. However, Kanye West might have just changed his mind.
The rapper took the world by surprise when he announced on America's Independence Day that he'll be running for president. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States," West wrote on Twitter.
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
However, it is unclear whether the 43-year-old musician has completed filing any official paperwork for his name to appear in election ballots. What works in his favor, if he was actually serious about the tweet, is that the deadline for several states to add independent candidates is still not over. And so, West, if he's running, would most likely be standing as an independent candidate.
Over the past few years, West has had only good things to say about Trump. The rapper called the now president his brother and said that they both are "dragon energy."
"You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him," West wrote on Twitter in 2018. "We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought."
Explaining what he could possibly mean by dragon energy, West described in a previous tweet that they are "natural born leaders," who are "very instinctive," and posses "great foresight."
dragon 🐉 energy— ye (@kanyewest) April 24, 2018
Natural born leaders
When West gave an interview with GQ in April 2020, he said, "I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who I’m voting on. And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here!"
In the same interview, he also added, "Both my parents were freedom fighters, and they used to drink from fountains they were told they couldn’t drink from, and they used to sit in restaurants where they were told they couldn’t eat from. They didn’t fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on."
Previously, West has hinted that he would like to stand in the running to be America's president. When he appeared at the fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, he talked about the 2024 president run and started by saying, "When I run for President in 2024," but then paused when the audience broke out into laughter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "What y'all laughing at? We would create so many jobs! I'm not going to run, I'm going to walk," said the world-famous musician at the November 2019 event. "When you see headlines saying Kanye's crazy — one in three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can't say nothing, they got no opinion, they're so scared!"
Fast-forward to 2015 and then, too, people heard West claiming that he wanted to run for the 2020 presidential elections. "It’s about ideas, people who believe in truth," he said at the 2015 Video Music Awards, according to The Irish Post. "And yes, as you probably could have guessed, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
But he was later seen giving Trump his full support and has spent time with the now-president in several meetings.
In a matter of a few months, the people of America will find out whether Trump will remain the President of The United States for a second term or whether someone else will occupy the oval office at the White House.