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Kanye West Says He Had Coronavirus, Using It As Excuse For Missing Presidential Election Deadlines

By Ryan Naumann

Kanye West says he failed to file the proper paperwork to run for President because he was sick with Coronavirus.

The musician spoke to Forbes for a wide-ranging interview which the outlet called “four rambling hours.” Kanye spoke about everything from ending his support of President Trump, his political aspirations, and his far-right views.

Over the weekend, Kanye announced he was running for President on Twitter writing, “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.” Many critics called out the fact that Kanye already missed several important election deadlines and won’t be able to be on the ballot in many key states.

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Kanye, being Kanye, believes he has an excuse to allow him to avoid the rules for becoming President. He admitted to having Coronavirus back in February. He described what it felt like having the virus, “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I'm supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”

The musician says he is speaking to Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner and the White House on working to get on the 2020 ballot.


The statement is interesting given Kanye claims he doesn’t support Trump. During the interview, Kanye spoke about Trump’s current state, “It looks like one big mess to me. I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”

Other critics believe Kanye is running to help steal votes from Biden in an attempt to help Trump get re-elected. Kanye told Forbes he is okay with “siphoning off Black votes from Biden. He added, “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”

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