Kanye West reaffirms 2020 Presidential bid intentions in iHeartRadio Festival performance – watch

The rapper included the phrase '2020' in his performance of 'Only One'

Kanye West made reference to his Presidential bid once more at iHeartRadio Festival last night (September 18) in Las Vegas.

The rapper first announced his intention to run for President of the United States in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of last month (August 30).

Last night, during his performance at the iHeartRadio Festival, Kanye worked the phrase ‘2020’ into his performance of his Paul McCartney collaboration ‘Only One’.

See video footage below:

West did not perform his newest track ‘Fade’, which he recently premiered at his Yeezy Season 2 show at New York Fashion Week.

30 Seconds To Mars‘ Jared Leto had introduced the rapper to the stage as a “visionary, artist, madman, musician, producer, provocateur, director, husband, father and just maybe the future president of the United States of America”.



Hillary Clinton recently spoke about Kanye’s claims that he would run for the US Presidency in 2020, asking the rapper to “wait” if she happens to be running for re-election at the time.

The rapper launched his bid to be President during his acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs last month. West said at the time, “It’s not about me. It’s about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for President.”

Clinton, who is the favourite to become the Democratic candidate at the 2016 election, told Ellen DeGeneres on US TV, “I heard him make the announcement. He said he wanted to run in 2020, I would only ask him, if I’m running for re-election, to wait. But otherwise, a lot of people want to run for president these days.”