Kanye West Kicks Off 2024 Campaign With Ads Calling Out Vivica A. Fox, Fat Joe, 50 Cent

Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. (Credit: YouTube)

His last campaign didn’t exactly shake up the 2020 presidential race, but Kanye West says he plans to run again in 2024.

The hip-hop mogul, now known as Ye, posted a round of campaign videos to Twitter on Thanksgiving night, and called out some of his detractors.

In one video, West focused attention on actress and Fox Soul host Vivica A. Fox for saying fans should “cancel” the rapper.

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The ad starts with a slate announcing it was put together at the “Yeezy HQ” in Los Angeles and includes text that reads: “Adidas just froze all of Ye’s bank accounts and sued him for 275 million dollars in advertising fees.”

Dramatic music plays and the video cuts to a clip of Vivica on Fox Soul talk show Cocktails with Queens, as she reacts to the rapper falsely claiming in an interview that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose instead of from a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck.

“We have got to cancel [West] and I know we do not try to be in a cancel culture, but we’ve got to hit him in his pockets now, because he obviously does not care about the African American culture,” Fox says.

The ad includes footage of a news report announcing Adidas has ended its partnership with West for anti-Semitic comments, before concluding with a slate saying “Ye-2024.”

Moments later, West tweeted a second campaign video, this time calling out rappers Fat Joe, 50 Cent and comedian Dave Chappelle.

The ad starts with West’s recent interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who mentions the fallout from the rapper and designer presenting “White Lives Matter” shirts at Paris Fashion Week.

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As piano music plays in the background, the video repeats Vivica’s comments saying West should be canceled. It then cuts to a clip of Fat Joe reacting to West’s anti-Semitic tweet on Oct. 8, that got him temporarily banned from the platform.

“I gave him my opinion to never be hurtful to nobody or nothing like this, and trust in God,” Fat Joe tells TMZ.

The ad cuts to hip-hop mogul 50 Cent discussing West on the “Ebro in the Morning” radio show.

“Look, I forgive him for the things that he said because I already identify when something’s going on that I don’t understand,” 50 Cent explains.

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West also incorporates part of Dave Chappelle’s monologue from the Nov. 12 episode of Saturday Night Live.

“Listen, I don’t think Kanye is crazy at all, I think he’s possibly not well,” Chappelle says in the clip.

The ad ends with a slate saying “Ye24.”

West’s 2020 presidential campaign made a lot of headlines, but brought in few votes. According to Ballotpedia, 68,000 people cast ballots for the rapper nationwide. That’s compared to 81,282,632 for Joe Biden and 74,223,234 for Donald Trump.