New York magazine reported Tuesday that Kanye West is bowing out of the presidential race. West never filed the paperwork to run for president with the Federal Election Commission. Filing deadlines to be an independent candidate listed on the ballot in two major Electoral College states, North Carolina and Texas, had already passed by the time he sent his tweet-announcement, and more than a dozen other states had filing deadlines before the end of the month.
During his short-lived bid, West received support from billionaire Elon Musk of Tesla and Chance the Rapper, and West renounced his support for President Trump. “I am taking the red hat off,” he said.
TMZ reported on July 9 that West’s family was concerned that he was suffering a bipolar episode and that his presidential run and some of the more outlandish things he said to Forbes was part of the episode