According to a report from The Daily Beast, Kanye West, the American rapper, producer, and fashion designer, has apparently renounced his political ambitions for the 2024 presidential campaign. Instead, West is said to be fully committed to his private Christian school, Donda Academy, and is seeking solitude.
Adam Camacho, a documentary producer who was employed by West’s company in November 2022 to make a film, disclosed the news. He revealed that West became unreachable after his contract was extended, and when he finally contacted him, he learned that the rapper was now concentrating on his school, his new wife, and his children. West simply stated, “I just want to be left alone.”
According to an anonymous employee of West’s, anyone who represents him in any political capacity is a fraud, and there is no political machinery. The worker stated that the artist’s interests are focused on his children, family, and creative endeavors.
West’s interest in running for president reportedly declined after marrying Bianca Censori, a shoe designer at his fashion line Yeezy, in a private ceremony in January. Since his controversial comments about Jewish people caused the collapse of his fashion empire, he has remained out of the public eye.
West was dropped by Adidas, Balenciaga, and CAA after tweeting anti-Semitic tropes and promising to go “death con 3” on Jewish people. In subsequent months, he doubled down, proclaiming “I like Hitler” on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ web show.
Two former teachers of Donda Academy filed a lawsuit against the school and West last week, alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination, among other things. The lawsuit claims that the school was “rife with racism” and that West was aware of the discrimination.
Many are surprised by the news of West’s abandonment of his political ambitions since he had been discussing running for president for years. However, it appears that he has now shifted his focus to his family and his school, leaving his political future uncertain.