Kanye shares fresh hint he'll run for president with 2024 hat

returned to late Friday to post a photo of a hat emblazoned with the numbers 2024 — sparking rumors of a possible presidential campaign run.

The tweet was posted just a day after the rapper sat down for an exclusive interview ‘ Tucker Carlson where he explained his reasoning behind his ‘White Lives Matter’ fashion controversy and hinted at a second bid for the White House.

Kanye attempted a presidential run in 2020, but called it quits less than two weeks after announcing. 

Since then, the rapper — who regularly flirts with conservatism — has declared more than once his plan for a 2024 presidential run. 

Kanye West returned to Twitter late Friday night to post a photo of a hat emblazoned with 2024 — sparking rumors of a possible presidential campaign run

A day earlier, Kanye sat down for an interview Fox News’ Tucker Carlson where he explained his ‘White Lives Matter’ fashion controversy and hinted at what could be next for him in 2024

West has posted sporadically since his last main post in 2020, but deletes them almost immediately.
His Twitter account often made headlines for his rants about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her former boyfriend Pete Davidson.

But the tweet posted on Friday remained up for at least a few hours. 

Just a day earlier, West appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show wearing a lanyard featuring an ultrasound image of a fetus.

He told Carlson he was wearing the lanyard to express that he is ‘pro-life’.

50 percent of black death in America is abortion, so I really don’t care about people’s responses.

I perform for an audience of one, and that’s God.’ 

‘I care about the fact there’s more black babies being aborted than born in ,’ he said.

West may have been relying on a compiled by New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to support his claim that more black babies are aborted than born in New York City.

There were around 5,000 more abortions than births of black babies in 2013 according to the official city report. 

The interview came after West stirred up controversy earlier this week hosting a Paris Fashion Week event during which he wore the lanyard and also posed with conservative commentator Candace Owens, while wearing ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts.

His appearance on Carlson’s show is the latest in a series of politically charged acts in which he expressed solidarity with the former President Donald Trump.

Kanye West, 45, wore the lanyard during an event he hosted for Paris Fashion Week and later during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson

West said during the interview that ’50 percent of black death in America is abortion’

It was  this year that around 40 percent of women who get abortions in the US are black, while black women account for less than 15 percent of the country’s female population.

The 2013 report on pregnancy outcomes found that in 2013 black women terminated around 29,007 pregnancies, accounting for almost 42 percent of all abortions in the city.

That same year, black women in the city gave birth to 24,108 babies.

The Carlson interview aired at 8pm EDT on Fox News and came just days after 45-year-old West was condemned by fans and the fashion industry for the Paris show, leading Adidas to put their partnership with West ‘under review’.

At the very beginning of Carlson’s interview with West in his Los Angeles studio he addresses the peculiar lanyard, asking: ‘What is that?’

‘It’s a photograph of a baby’s ultrasound,’ West said.

‘It just represents life. I’m pro-life,’ he said.

West wore the ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday with political commentator Candace Owens 

Kanye West revealed to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that he was shocked to learn that his former wife Kim Kardashian had a close relationship with the Clintons

Kanye told Carlson that his political attitudes developed when Trump was in office.

West suggested that during that period he caved in to social pressures forcing him not to vocalize support for the ex-president.

He told Carlson that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian had a close friendship with the Clintons, which the political couple exploited to control his expression.

West was asked if he felt like he was ever being manipulated by political forces through his wife.

‘Attempted manipulation, me not saying I liked Trump was a form of manipulation,’ he said.

West went on to address the accusations that he is crazy.

‘We’re in a battle with the media and the jokes are not working.

This whole «Ye is crazy,» it doesn’t work,’ he said. 

West explained to Carlson that his father is an educated ex-black panther who endorsed his decision to wear the ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt.

Kanye West re-iterated his belief in the ‘White Lives Matter’ slogan at his recent Paris Fashion Week event

West and Kushner were seen in January this year leaving Miami restaurant Carbone after dinner together.

The pair have been friends since 2010, Kushner said

At another stage in the Carlson interview West turns on his former friend and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

West has been friends with both Jared and his younger brother Josh since around 2010.

Two weeks after proclaiming his admiration for Kushner in an interview with ABC News, West told the Fox News host that he was not a fan of the 41-year-old former senior adviser to Trump, and his entrepreneur brother Josh, 37.

‘After talking to them and really sitting with Jared and sitting with Josh and finding out other pieces of information, I was like, wow, these guys might have really been holding Trump back, being very much a handler,’ said West. 

 

Kanye West turns on former friend Jared Kushner and says he has not been ‘serving my boy Trump’ in the right way — even suggesting that the ‘entitled’ former White House aide negotiated Middle East peace accords in order to ‘make money’

 on Thursday night turned on his former friend Jared Kushner, accusing ‘s son-in-law of being entitled, a mercenary and amoral as part of a wide-ranging interview with Tucker Carlson.

Two weeks after proclaiming his admiration for Kushner in an interview with ABC News, West told the  host that he was not a fan of the 41-year-old former senior adviser to Trump, and his entrepreneur brother Josh, 37.

West — friends with the Kushners since at least 2010 — said he had dined with the brothers and Jared’s wife recently and was unimpressed.

‘After talking to them and really sitting with Jared and sitting with Josh and finding out other pieces of information, I was like, wow, these guys might have really been holding Trump back, being very much a handler,’ said West.

The rapper and musician in August 20

Kushner confirmed that he and West would trade articles and books, and discuss ideas. 

West told Forbes: ‘One time I talked to Jared Kushner, who was saying, ‘We don’t have black leaders—we just have hustlers.’ Why? Because they killed all the black leaders.’ 

West later asked Forbes to remove the quote, saying: ‘I love Jared. I was just . . . that’s my boy, you know? That’s really my boy. So I prefer to not drop his name.’ 

On Thursday, however, West was biting in his criticism, and said Kushner and his brother both looked down on him and the former president.

Jared Kushner (left), now 41, and his younger brother Josh, 37, pictured in June 2011

‘They love to look at me or look at Trump like we are so crazy and they are the businessmen,’ West told Carlson.

‘When I think about all of these things that Jared doesn’t get enough credit for with his work — his work in Israel, what is this, you know what he made peace treaties, you know the facts on this right here?’

Carlson attempted to summarize the Abraham Accords, telling the West: ‘Israel and some of the other Arab nations.’

West said, of the peace deal: ‘I think it was to make money. 

‘I think that’s what they are about is making money, I don’t think they have the ability to make anything on their own. 

‘I think they were born into money.’

The interview which aired at 8pm on Fox News came just two weeks after West told ABC News that he and Kushner were firm friends and not just using each other for political benefit

West said he did not think Jared Kushner, one of Trump’s closest advisors in the White House, served him well.

‘It makes me feel like they weren’t serving my boy Trump the way we could have,’ said West.

‘Because Trump wanted nothing but the best for this country.’

He said Kushner was not being honest with Trump.

‘Moses stuttered. God isn’t always going to bring the most perfect personalitypersonality.

‘A lot of times the most fake people, their job is talking and making people feel comfortable. 

‘And the realist people are going to make you feel uncomfortable at first.’ 

West was also angered to learn that Josh Kushner, a venture capitalist, owned 10 percent of ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand, Skims — double what West owned.

 In the interview, West also opened up about supporting former President Donald Trump

‘These VCs come in and get a piece of it after the fact, and they run around and say they have ownership,’ said West.

West said that he was instrumental in founding the brand with his then-wife, and accused the Kushner brothers of damaging the brand.

‘It reaches another level when her business partners are selling pieces of the company they don’t have to, because the company is already a successful, internet-based company,’ said West. 

‘They are really just selling off the company in order to create more relationships for themselves that are unneeded.’

He said he was angered by the marketing strategy, for which he blamed the Kushners.

‘I had a lot of issues with the imagery — I felt like there’s a lot of imagery that was openly sexualized and things I would not want to see my wife and definitely not my daughters doing in the future in order to sell a product,’ said West.

‘It reaches another level when it’s like this is what my wife is doing, this is what they are doing — this is what she is doing for our children.’ 

Kanye West, 45, could be seen grinning ear to ear at something on his phone as he touched down in Los Angeles on Thursday

West looked comfortable in a nondescript black hoodie, though he kept the hood down in favor of a black baseball cap reading 2023 on the bill, presumably in honor of Yeezy’s Spring 2023 show

West also spoke to Carlson amid the ongoing controversy over his ‘White Lives Matter’ fashion show concept, which sparked widespread controversy at Paris Fashion Week.

The catwalk presentation was staged on Monday, and West told Carlson it was based on a ‘feeling’ and ‘gut instinct.’

The rapper compared the stunt to Tonya Harding instinctively landing the first triple axel jump at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

‘I do certain things from a feeling, I just channel the energy it feels right,’ said West. 

‘Hits using a gut instinct, connection with god and just brilliance. They asked Tonya Harding how she did the triple flip and she was in so much practice that when it was time for her to skate in a competitive format it just happened. It happened outside of practice that happened in the real format.

‘That’s what’s happening. God is preparing us for the real battles. We are in a battle with the media.’

West, who arrived at the studio sporting a lanyard he had designed with a photo of a baby’s ultrasound, also opened up about why he’s pro-life. 

‘It just represents life.

I’m pro-life,’ said West, when asked about his design. 

Carlson told him: ‘You wear it like a badge.’

‘I don’t care about people’s responses but I care about the fact that there are more black babies being aborted than born in at this point,’ West said.

‘That 50 per cent of black death in America is abortion. I really don’t care about people’s response to that.

I perform for an audience of one and that is God. ‘

‘They do’: Kanye West doubled down on his ‘White Lives Matter’ slogan on Wednesday and explained that when people ask why he made the shirt he replies that it’s because ‘They do’ 

Shocking the fans: Ye, 45, first wore the ‘White Lives Matter’ design at his surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday

West stood by the ‘White Lives Matter’ slogan he wore on a T-shirt at his surprise Yeezy fashion show — even though his spokesman, Jason Lee, quit in protest.

Lee wrote on Instagram that West was ‘gaslighting black people and empowering white supremacy.’ 

The Donda rapper, 45, posted a photo of the long-sleeved black shirt to his Instagram on Wednesday with the caption: ‘Here’s my latest response when people ask me why I made a tee that says white lives matter… THEY DO.’

During the Carlson interview, West also called out politicians, including ‘friend’ Trump, for using Black people to boost their approval ratings.

Recounting a phonecall he shared with Trump, West said: ‘One of the things he said to me is, »Kanye, you’re my friend.

When you came to the White House, my Black approval rating went up 40 per cent».

West said: ‘For politicians, all Black people are worth is an approval rating… The Democrats feel that they don’t owe us anything, and Republicans feel like they don’t owe us anything.’

He also told Carlson he was shocked to learn that ex-wife Kim had a close relationship with the Clintons — close enough that they were ‘just a phone call away’, Kanye explained in the exclusive interview. 

‘Close enough to say »Tell Kanye to say this,» or close enough to use our platforms to push vaccinations,’ he continued. 

Carlson told his viewers that Kanye was surprised to learn after his divorce that ‘his former wife had a close and secretive relationship with the Clintons, and that they were working on her to influence him to read from the script.’

Carlson told his viewers that Kanye was surprised to learn after his divorce that ‘his former wife had a close and secretive relation with the Clintons, and that they were working on her to influence him to read from the script

‘It was interesting, friend of mine told me that Kris and Kim had called him because he had influence inside the black community,’ Kanye said.

‘And had called him to say, to get him to influence people to take the vaccination. 

‘And I don’t have opinion on that I just wanted to state that as a statement. It was wild that I didn’t know how close my own wife was to the Clintons.
I didn’t know, I didn’t realize it at the time.’

Carlson asked Kanye if he felt at times like he was being manipulated by political forces through his wife.

‘Attempted manipulation, me not saying I liked Trump was a form of manipulation,’ he said. 

Meanwhile, one of the only famous friends coming to the defense of Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband at the moment is Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who called the musician a ‘free thinker’ and says his message was ‘misconstrued.’

Diddy, 52, said ‘My boy is a super, super, super free thinker,’ in an interview on The Breakfast Club on Wednesday. 

 ‘And a lot of times, what he means is, like, misconstrued, you know what I’m saying?’ the record executive added. 

When host Charlamagne, 44, interjected to say, ‘You gotta stop making excuses for him,’ the mogul replied: ‘No, no, I’m not making excuses, I’m just sayin’ if he did it, that’s the way he thinks.’

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