It is not clear though if West, also known simply as "Ye", has done any official paperwork for a candidacy that is not seen as seriously viable at this late stage.
Shortly after Kanye tweeted about his plans to run for president, Kim retweeted the post and simply added an American flag emoji as her only comment.
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West, 43, has talked about running for president for years, and last year told an audience he'd run for president in 2024.
West and his equally famous wife Kim Kardashian West have visited Trump in the White House.
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"We would have created so many jobs that I'm not gonna run, I'm gonna walk", he said, adding he was considering changing his name for the run to "Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West".
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Major parties have already selected their nominees, but deadlines for someone to declare they are running for president vary from state to state.
Kanye has thrown his support behind Donald Trump in the past.
It is presumed West would run as an independent if the announcement isn't actually a publicity stunt.
West has recently distanced himself from President Trump, with the lifestyle blog High Snobiety even reporting that he was supposedly faking his Trump support all along order to get innocent Black prisoners out jail. The Stronger singer is running for 2020 US Presidential elections.
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The surprise announcement soon turned into a top trending topic on Twitter, with Americans sharing their two cents about the prospect of West ending up in the Oval Office. "And he might not have expected to have a insane [expletive] like Kanye West run up and support, but best believe we are going to make America great", West said in the Oval Office in late 2018.