Rock The Vote – The Musicians And Actors Who’ve Said They’d Like To Run For US President

It’s election day! With Americans going to the polls today, we thought we’d look back at all the celebrities who’ve said they’d like to join the race (even if many of them weren’t entirely being serious). Move over Clinton / Trump, you’ve got competition.



The Fresh Pres Of Bel Air? Responding to White House hopeful Donald Trump's recent anti-Muslim comments Smith said he might be "forced into the political arena... I mean, I gotta be the president. Come on! What else would I run for?"


In even scarier news 'Mean Girls' starlet Lindsay Lohan revealed her intentions to ransack the leadership race via Instagram.

"In #2020 I may run for president," she captioned a snap of herself attending the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner. "Through ups and downs #YESWECAN lets do this." Does this mean we all have to wear pink on Wednesdays?



1D cutout Niall Horan seems to have been so hurt by Barack Obama's decision to leave the boyband off his summer playlist that he's decided to nick his job. He revealed his dastardly plan on stage in Philadelphia last year, during a gig that also saw Harry Styles get unluckily canned in the face. However, it was all part of Horan's ad lib of Kanye's speech and so totally a joke. We hope...


The big Yeez of all celebrity White House hopefuls, Kanye 'Nobody’s looking at what Obama's wearing' West, is definitely the main man in this race. Having announced his intentions to run at August 2015's MTV VMAs West departed the stage with a swift (and loud) mic drop. Presumably he was off to plan election strategies with Kim K, but maybe that's a bit premature since he's not campaigning until 2020.


Katy Perry recently took to Instagram to reveal her ultimate dream of becoming the 'leader of the free world' in a caption to a photo of her with Bill Clinton and George Bush Jr. It read "42, 43, 46?!", but we reckon she's living in a teenage dream if she thinks she's beating out Hilary Clinton to the top spot. That woman can throw some serious shade...



President Clooney has bit of a ring to it, don't you think? Well that's what the Democratic Party reckons anyway. Rumour has it they've been tapping up 'Gorgeous George' to run in the 2018 California gubernatorial race for years now. And as Ronald Reagan shows, that's a well-trodden path to the presidential seat.


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Rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced his intentions to run in an interview with Rolling Stone, and declared he'll be focusing on the big stuff: the legalisation of marijuana, keeping dogs out of restaurants and a ban on people with big feet.



The 47-year-old country singer and best pal of plaster-fan Nelly has long flirted with the idea of setting up shop on Pennsylvania Avenue. McGraw even got an endorsement from ex-President Bill Clinton who told Esquire "I think he’s got it."

It was back in 2006 when he said he might run for office "in 10 or 15 years when the music has died down," and now it's 2016...

Eminem: ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ review: shock rapper continues to grow old disgracefully

To avoid fainting, keep repeating: "it's only an album, only an album, only an album...".

The 1975 return to their roots on the devastatingly sincere ‘Me and You Together Song’ 

The band's latest is a return to their shimmering early material

Wolf Alice to “start recording new album next month,” says label manager

“I feel like this is going to be a great expression"