Rapper Kanye West announced on Saturday that he would contest for president in the 2020 US election, challenging current President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival former Vice President Joe Biden. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West said in a tweet.

The 43-year-old has been a vocal supporter of President Trump’s ideology but his recent tweet followed by an American flag emoji and “#2020VISION” hashtag has sent social media into a storm.

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, came in support of West, saying: “You have my full support!”

“I think you might be a tiny bit late for this election,” famous American YouTuber Marques Brownlee replied to West’s tweet.

The election is scheduled to be contested on November 3 and there is no conformity of the news weather West has filed any official paperwork to feature on the state election ballots.

The deadline to register for independent candidates is yet to be passed in many states.

West and his wife Kim Kardashian have visited the White House to meet Trump on various occasions.

West had delivered an impressive speech at a meeting in October 2018, talking about alternative universes and his diagnosis of bipolar disorder.