Kanye West to perform live at Democrats fundraiser in October

Rapper recently declared intentions to run for office in 2020

Kanye West will perform live at an upcoming fundraiser for the US Democratic Party.

NBC reports that the rapper will attend a Democratic National Committee event in San Francisco next month (October 10).

The report says that the fundraiser will be “an afternoon concert… hosted at the Warfield—a 2,300 seat venue—with tickets selling for $250 to $10,000 each”.


NBC continue to state that “West is expected to perform songs from his latest album, ‘Swish.'”

West announced his intention to run for President in the 2020 election while accepting a prize at this year’s MTV VMAs.

Just this week he repeated his intention, telling Vanity Fair that he is “definitely” still running for President in 2020 though he is against the idea of a traditional election where candidates face off against one another.


West spoke about his radical ideas for electoral reform in the Vanity Fair interview. “When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone,” he said. “I would be like ‘I want to work with you.’I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.”

In a recent interview with NME, Rihanna revealed that she is waiting for West to be free so she can finish recording her new album with him. Similarly, Justin Bieber has said that he too is working with West on new music that boasts a “New York vibe.”