Kanye West announced he is running in the next presidential election, against Donald Trump, who he admitted he idolizes. However, he said before that he was going to eventually run, by at least 2024 but changed his mind and decided to announce it his presidential run for 2020 on Twitter on July 4, our Independence Day.
Many people were shocked to hear of his announcement. For one thing, he made the announcement so late in the year, with the election right around the corner in November. Also, he suffers from mental illness. He is Bipolar and has manic attacks a lot in public because he refuses to take his medication to be able to "stay true to himself."