US presidency bid

Kanye West admits defeat in bid for US presidency, promises to run again in 2024

The rapper shared an image of his own silhouette in front of a multicoloured American map. It appeared to simultaneously acknowledge he was out of the race and look to the future, with the slogan: "Kanye 2024." 

According to Deadline, just over 60,000 Americans voted for West to be their next president, with over 10,000 of those coming from Tennessee. Some more votes are expected to trickle in as the counting continues. 

West only made it onto the ballot as an Independent candidate in a dozen of the 50 states.