With two and a half weeks left until the election, Chicago native, Kanye West released a new ad curving the vote, asking Americans to write him in as their choice for President 2020.
The 43-year-old rapper and fashion mogul, who announced his presidential campaign in July, tweeted an ad to his more than 30 million followers on Monday that brought the online platform that West is running on faith, and tells Americas to “contemplate” their future.
“What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people? What is just? True Justice? We have to think about all these things, together as a people, to contemplate our future. To live up to our dream, we must have vision,” says West, clearly reading off a prompter.
His ad focuses on faith and families as the bedrock of America.
He reads off a prompter, “We, as a people, will revive our nation’s commitment to faith, to what our constitution calls ‘the free exercise of religion,’ including, of course, prayer,” continues West, while images of diverse families, including his own, are shown. “… We, as a people, are called to a greater purpose than ourselves. We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other.” The ad ends with the words: “Write in Kanye West.”
The tweet promoted Kayne West’s revealed campaign website, Kanye2020.country, where it appears the rapper’s line of merchandise. The Yeezus merchandise is more expensive than that of his Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Additionally, rather than red, white or blue, he uses purple, a color used unofficially to denote a swing state in a merging of the Democratic blue and Republication red.
His tweet was later deleted.