NEW YORK (AP) – Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter.
The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump and said the two share â€œdragon energy,â€ tells Forbes that he is â€œtaking the red hat offâ€ – a reference to Trumpâ€™s trademark red â€œMake America Great Againâ€ cap.
In a story published Wednesday, West also insisted that his weekend announcement that heâ€™s running for President was not a stunt to drum up interest in an upcoming album.
Forbes spoke to West from his ranch near Cody, Wyoming, in what the magazine called â€œfour rambling hours of interviews.â€ West, who says heâ€™s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, often referred to himself in the third person and claimed he was â€œone of the most powerful humansâ€ although acknowledged there were â€œa lot of alien level superpowers.â€
He said if he won the presidency, he would model his White House on the fictional land in â€œBlack Panther,â€ saying â€œLetâ€™s get back to Wakanda.â€
West has already missed the deadline to qualify for the ballot in several states, and itâ€™s unclear if he has the ability or willingness to collect the signatures required to qualify in others.
His representatives have not returned messages from The Associated Press.