Rapper Kanye West has signaled that he no longer supports U.S. President Donald Trump and said he had entered the presidential race to win it, in an interview published on Wednesday.
West, previously a vocal supporter of Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020.
'I am taking the red hat off, with this interview,' West said, referring to Trump's trademark red 'Make America Great Again' baseball caps.
'Like anything I've ever done in my life, I'm doing to win', he added.
Kanye West announced on Independence Day that he is running for president of the United States, just four months before election day.
The rapper made it clear in Tuesday's interview with Forbes that he has broken ranks with the president and would either run as a Republican if Trump dropped out, or as an independent if not.
West revealed that he would run under a new banner, the Birthday Party, because 'when we win, it's everybody's birthday,' he reasoned.
He added that he would receive guidance from Elon Musk and obscure vice presidential candidate Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming.