Adept at grabbing the spotlight, West has previously announced plans to run for president without actually doing so. It remains to be seen what he does this time.
Washington: If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a serious campaign less than four months before the 3 November election.
West, who said in a 4 July Twitter post that he was running, would have to work fast to get his name on the ballot alongside President Donald Trump, a Republican, and the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
One of Trump's celebrity supporters, West would have two routes to doing so. He could try secure the backing of a smaller political party, said James McCann, a political scientist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
But deadlines for registering that way have already passed in a handful of states, including New Mexico and key battleground North Carolina.