LOS ANGELES: Rapper Kanye West on Monday launched his first official marketing campaign video in his long-shot bid to be elected US president on Nov 3, focusing on faith and households.
West, 43, who launched his marketing campaign for the White House with erratic statements on his social media accounts in July, is on the official poll in a handful of U.S. states, in response to U.S. media, however has no mathematical likelihood of profitable.
In Monday’s video, the musician and clothier requested supporters to vote for him as a write-in candidate.
“By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, that God intends us to be,” West says in the video, that includes households at prayer and nature pictures.
The video was the primary main bid by West, previously one in every of President Donald Trump’s largest celeb supporters, to be taken as a critical contender for the White House. He has performed little campaigning underneath his self-styled Birthday Party as concern grew over his psychological well being.
The “Heartless” singer, who has 21 Grammy awards, stated in 2018 that he suffered from bipolar dysfunction.
Some political analysts imagine that West’s run for workplace might siphon some Black supporters away from Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election.
West has spent some $5.eight million on his marketing campaign this yr, in response to a submitting with the Federal Election Commission. Most of the funding comes from a $6.7 million mortgage from himself.
His kanye2020.nation web site carries advertisements for hoodies, hats and t-shirts starting from $40 to $160.
It additionally units out a 10-point coverage platform that features reform of policing and the justice methods, lowering scholar debt, and restructuring the schooling system to raised serve weak individuals.