While it is not immediately clear if rapper Kanye West actually intends to run for president in 2020, he already has some support among high-ranking Democrats. Several apparel companies, and others, are jumping on board with the big announcement.
During a mostly incoherent speech Sunday night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, West pleaded for America to listen to young people, before admitting he had “rolled up a little something to knock the edge off.”
West later declared he is going to run for president: “It ain’t about me, It’s about ideas, bro!” …you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
More than five years ahead of the 2020 election, a number of companies are already rolling out Kanye gear.
International Business Times reports Kanye clothing options, decals and other accessories are currently available through a number of online stores.
Options abound for those who want to wear their support for West. Etsy users are selling multiple styles, from sweatshirts that say “Mr. West 2020” under the rapper’s face,” to a simple “Kanye West ‘20” T-shirt. You can click HERE to check out some of the offerings. West’s merchandise website has yet to start selling its own official campaign tee.
Those who collect presidential campaign pins won’t want to miss out on this one. You can campaign for West wherever you go with Etsy seller TheMoochRoom’s “Kanye West 2020” button badge. Meanwhile, seller OvercastWeather has keychains and necklaces available for those who don’t like to make holes in their clothing or bags.
Your support for Kanye West doesn’t have to be limited to your body. Etsy user OriginalLimited is selling “Kanye West For President” decals for your vehicle. Maybe wait awhile to buy one of these, though. The seller warns that the decal has a four-year outdoor life, which means it might wear out a year before the elections, a crucial campaign time.
According to the TMZ, the Internet domain “KanyeforPresident.com” was registered five months ago by Tramall Ferguson, a fan of the rapper. Two days after West’s VMA speech, the 24-year-old has been offered $80 thousand for the domain.
A Maryland-based conservative activist named Eugene Craig III filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Committee in support of the egocentric rapper to form a “Ready for Kanye” committee.