‘#2020vision or maybe ’24,’ he wrote alongside a picture of a piece of paper in his trademark orange, listing what appears to be the tracklist for his upcoming album.
‘I guess all black people supposed to vote on Biden? Y’all want me to run on nah???’ the rapper then asked.
He shared the list again later Tuesday as he repeated that he had a new album being released this Friday.
‘DONDA: WITH CHILD new album and movie this Friday,’ he wrote.
West’s apparent new skepticism about whether he should continue his presidential comes a day after his fiery Twitter rant in which he accused his wife Kim Kardashian, 39, of attempting to get doctors to lock him up after his breakdown at a campaign rally on Sunday.
On Monday, West had asked Kim and her mother-in-law Kris Jenner to call him and accused them both of trying to get doctors to lock him up after his presidential rally speech in South Carolina the previous night.
During that speech, West revealed he and Kim and thought about aborting their now seven-year-old daughter North.
He deleted almost all of the tweets about Kim within an hour of posing them.
Yet now he appears to be having second thoughts about the run as he hides out in a bunker at his ranch in Wyoming with some select friends, amid sources claiming that he has lost trust in his wife.
West had been critical of Biden when he gave an interview to Forbes last month to speak about his presidential platform.
‘A lot of times just like political parties they feel all Blacks have to be Democrat. This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black,’ he said.
‘Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. Jay-Z said it best.’
‘For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out,’ West continued. ‘It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.’
Biden was criticized in May for telling popular radio show host Charlamagne tha God he ‘ain’t black’ if he can’t figure out who to pick between Donald Trump and him.
‘I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted,’ Biden said in an apology, according to the Associated Press. ‘I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.’
West’s 2020 run had been controversial from the off but hit a new peak this week following his first campaign rally and a now deleted Twitter rant calling out his wife.
However with his recent revelation that he is planning top drop an album this week,it has led some to claim that the turmoil is all part of a PR stunt.
‘I see it as perfect timing with the drop of a new album. None of this is coincidental; he merely has a need to be talked about in the worst way,’ Chief Executive of RLM Public Relations, Richard Laermer, told Fox News.
‘He isn’t “running,” per se, because that would be a ton of work. And this guy has proven that, while he has a lot of energy, isn’t actually interested in the head-down work it would take to be the leader of a political campaign.’
Yet sources have still voiced concern about West and his relationship with Kim and the rest of the family.
He is now said to believe he needs protection from Kim and, according to The Sun, is hiding away in an ‘underground bunker’ in Wyoming as his family attempts to get him help.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kanye heaped praise on his comedian friend Dave Chappelle for flying to Wyoming to visit him as sources claim his wife Kim is ‘completely devastated’ that he accused her of trying to get him locked up.
Kanye returned to Twitter on Tuesday to share a video of him and Chappelle in Wyoming just hours after he posted the series of rambling tweets about Kim and her family and then deleted them.
‘Thank you Dave for hopping on a jet to come see me doing well. Dave you are a god send and a true friend. All love,’ Kanye tweeted alongside a video that showed the pair awkwardly standing in a group as the rapper urged Chappelle to say a joke.
Later Tuesday he posted a video to Twitter thanking his friends for their support and captioned it: ‘THANK YOU 88 MNOP FOR JOINING ME AT OUR RANCH IN CODY IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE REAL ONES AROUND Oh AND THEY BOTH WEARING ORANGE.’
He then posted a picture of some illustrations with the condensed words: ‘TH FTR IS CMNG PRMS N JSS NM.’
Yet despite West’s posts with his friends on Twitter, a source told Page Six that while the Kardashian family had decided to stand by Kanye, they believe the situation is ‘really bad’.
‘I don’t know if they can survive it,’ the source claimed of Kanye and Kim’s marriage.
‘Anger is not a motivation,’ they added. ‘Everyone has such compassion for him right now.
‘The family is trying to work out what to do and hoping that this nightmare will be over soon and they can get Kanye into treatment.’
However, the family has been unable to reach Kanye after he retreated to his multi-million-dollar Wyoming ranch and has allowed only people he trusts to join.
‘Kanye has a compound at the ranch in Wyoming. He’s had a lot of building work going on there and a lot of it is geared towards security,’ an insider told The Sun.
‘There’s an underground bunker, a panic room originally built for the family to go to in an emergency, stocked up with food.
‘Kanye’s surrounded himself with a small group of people he trusts, and he doesn’t trust Kim or her family,’ the source added.
‘He changed his Twitter and social media passwords last week to lock everyone out.
‘He’s very paranoid and is convinced that he needs ‘protection’ from Kim and Kris – even though they’re only trying to help him.’
The source said that Kim ‘is living through the worst nightmare of her life right now’.
‘She’s furious about how this will affect their kids, and feels incredibly sad for North,’ they said.
‘For Kanye to bring that up, to say it in public without giving her the chance to add context or explain what was going on, is such a betrayal for her.
‘She’s also terrified for Kanye and his safety. Normally Kanye is so private that he won’t let the reality show cameras film in their house and has a long list of rules around filming their children, so for him to say something so private so publicly, something is very wrong.
‘Originally Kim was happy that Kanye chose to go to Wyoming as he’s always calmer when he’s there. Now she’s regretting it.’
The Sun also reported that the couple’s relationship had been on the rocks for some time and they had daily arguments since the start of lockdown.
‘Since lockdown they’ve had daily bust-ups over literally everything. But mainly about the kids, their future, and the different directions they’re going in,’ the source said, adding that they had been living on opposite ends of their L.A. compound before Kanye went to Wyoming.
A source has also told Entertainment Tonight that Kim is ‘completely devastated’ by Kanye’s tweets and that she has been trying to get her husband help for his bipolar disorder but he has refused.
‘Kim has always been public about everything in her life, but with Kanye and him being bipolar she has always respected to keep that more private and within the family,’ the source said.
‘Kanye tweeting about the family and painting her as trying to “lock him up” has upset Kim because that wasn’t her intention and she only ever wants the best for her husband.’
Meanwhile, another source told Us Weekly that Kim and the rest of the Kardashians think Kanye ‘crossed a line’ by airing private family matters.
‘She’s tried so hard to help him, but now Kim and her family feel as though he’s really crossed a line by talking negatively about them publicly and sharing private family matters with the public,’ the source said.
‘She feels helpless at this point.’
In addition to saying his wife was trying to lock him up, Kanye’s Twitter rant Monday also referenced Kim’s prior Playboy shoots and vowed to never let his children do the same.
He also slammed his mother-in-law and he suggested the movie ‘Get Out’ was based on his own life.
‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,’ West said in one of the since-deleted tweets.
In other tweets, he also appealed directly to Kim and Jenner, to contact him at his ranch in Wyoming where he has been living, adding that he didn’t want his mother-in-law around his four children.
‘Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up,’ he said, apparently referencing Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.
Kanye also took a stab at the Keeping Up With The Kardashians, saying he loved his wife and wanted his family to live with him despite them filming the reality TV series.
Among his barrage of tweets was one in which he compared himself to Nelson Mandela, saying: ‘If I get locked up like Mandela yall will know why’.
He also referenced ‘Get Out’, a horror film about race relations, in a few of the tweets: ‘Everybody knows the movie get out is about me.’
The film is about a black man who meets his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time and discovers the creepy things the family does to guests in an effort to extend their lives, including organ harvesting and brain transplants.
In other tweets, he directly addressed his mother-in-law and posted a screenshot of an apparent text message he had sent Kris Jenner: ‘This Ye. You ready to talk now. Or are you still avoiding my calls.’
When tweeting about his wife and their children, Kanye referenced Kim’s leaked 2007 sex tape with then boyfriend Ray J and the Playboy cover she did later that year.
‘West children will never do playboy,’ Kanye also tweeted, alongside a picture of himself with his children.
‘I put my life on the line for my children that North’s mother would never sell her sex rape [sic],’ he tweeted.
‘I put my life on my God that Norths mom would never photograph her doing playboy and that’s on God,’ he added, revealing ‘I’m at the ranch … come and get me.’
‘I love my wife My family must live next to me It’s not up to E or NBC anymore,’ Kanye also tweeted, referring to the TV network and the parent company of the reality series Kardashian stars on, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
‘NBC locked up Bill Cosby,’ he later added.
All of those tweets were deleted.
Kanye also took aim at Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actor Shia Laboeuf in connection with his own work with fashion retailer GAP.
‘Anna Wintour always showed me love but when I told her I was going to GAP she looked at me like I was crazy,’ he claimed, adding: ‘Then she called back kissing my a**.’
He also claimed that Laboeuf had been ‘deposed to do the first YZY GAP shoot and he never showed up’, referring to the Yeezy line of clothing for which GAP has signed up Kanye in a 10-year contract.
Kanye had claimed during his South Carolina speech that he would ‘walk away’ from his contracts with GAP and Adidas if he was not appointed to their boards.
Kanye appeared to end his Twitter rant by saying: ‘Ima focus on the music now.’
He returned to posting 45 minutes later and announced he would release a new album on Friday named after his late mother.
Kanye tweeted ‘DONDA coming this Friday’, along with what appears to be the tracklist for the album.
While supporters expressed concern for him on social media after the outburst Monday, his billionaire friend Elon Musk reassured one fan by tweeting: ‘We talked about an hour ago. He seems fine.’
West’s Twitter storm appeared to generate concern online, with celebrities and other notable names tweeting about him.
‘oh s**t,fool you said you almost killed your daughter. your wife knows best, sit your a** down. Happy wife happy life,’ 50 Cent wrote while sharing a screengrab of Kanye’s tweet about Kardashian flying a doctor out to Wyoming and comparing it to Get Out.
Other social media regulars were more sympathetic.
‘The Kanye West stuff isn’t funny. Either he’s doing this for PR or he’s got serious mental health issues and laughing and poking fun isn’t right. Either way it’s the dark side of social media,’ actor Devon Sawa tweeted.
‘Kanye needs prayer & help,’ Masika Kalysha, head of Khari Barbie Beauty tweeted. ‘Mental illness is no joke. You don’t know how hard it is to get someone committed who doesn’t think they need help. It’s close to impossible. Add in the fact that he has an unlimited amount of $, access & resources & ur doomed. Praying 4 u @kanyewest.’
‘RELAX BUBBA THIS NOT FOR THE JABRONI TWITTER,’ pro wrestler The Iron Sheik wrote.
‘Prayers for Kanye. I hope he gets the help he needs,’ singer Malynda Hale tweeted.
‘@kanyewest I have seen a movie similar to this one 3 years ago. Protect your family. You will never look back. Act now,’ wrote former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci.
Earlier Monday, before Kanye’s Twitter meltdown, a Kardashian source told The Sun that ‘Kim wants Kanye to drop out of this race now and she told him if he does not she may drop him!’
The source said that Kardashian ‘lost her s**t’ when Kanye stood on stage and tearfully screamed about the abortion discussion the couple had had prior to deciding to keep their daughter.
According to the source, Kanye later told Kim and her mother, Kris, that ‘the only reason he said that was because he knew that he needed something big to get the attention on his campaign.’
Kanye also allegedly told Kim that ‘she should know the game by now.’
Sources told TMZ that the family are ‘shocked beyond words’ by the Grammy-award winner’s personal revelation and feel he is in ‘desperate need of professional help’ for what they claim is a bipolar episode.
Kanye has previously said that his wife along with billionaire and founder of Tesla Elon Musk were his advisors at the moment. He has also suggested that the CEO of SpaceX could be ‘the head of our space program.’
The source said that Kanye said that it was still ‘so embarrassing to her’ in light of the fact that she has ‘built up the image of being so devoted to her children.’
Kardashian, according to the source, has now ‘had it’ with Kanye and ‘does not believe that he is well enough to be running for president.’
Kanye has been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder and, in 2016, he spent time in hospital after a ‘psychiatric emergency’ that forced him to cancel 21 concert dates.
West ‘is an embarrassment to himself and to her family and Kim does not want this charade to go on any longer,’ the source told The Sun.
West has already missed the deadline to officially run for president in South Carolina in November – and never even applied to make the ballot in the state where he held his first campaign rally.
‘The petition deadline has passed for the 2020 general election and the state election commission did not receive a petition from Kanye West,’ Chris Whitmire, a spokesman for the South Carolina Board of Elections, said. ‘There are no exceptions to the deadline,’ Whitmire said.
West spent the required fee to make the ballot in Oklahoma last week and filled out the proper Federal Election Commission paperwork to officially make a run for the White House in November.
West filled out FEC Form 1: Statement of Organization, that shared the information about his campaign, and Form 2: Statement of Candidacy, which triggers candidacy status.
According to the forms, West is running as an independent for BDY, which he says stands for the Birthday Party because ‘when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.’
Among the surprising statements West made during the rally Sunday, was that after Kardashian called him ‘crying’ that she was pregnant, ‘We talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand! I almost killed my daughter!’
He also noted that while he was considering what to do about the pregnancy, he received what he interpreted as a sign from God while he was working on his laptop in Paris.
‘My screen went black and white. And God said, if you f**k with my vision I f**k with yours,’ West yelled during the rally. ‘And I called my girlfriend and said we’re going to have this child.’
Later in the unscripted speech, West said: ‘Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to.’
He also talked about how his father had wanted his mother, Donda West, to abort him, but she had refused.
‘My dad wanted to abort me. My mom saved my life. There would’ve been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy,’ he said during the rally.
A Kardashian source told Entertainment Tonight that part of the reality star’s fury over West’s comments was due to the fact that ‘She knows this is something North will see when she gets older and that’s heartbreaking.’
Beyond the shocking abortion revelations, the Kardashian sisters are also ‘horrified’ that West did not engage in any coronavirus social distancing measures during the rally, according to the Kardashian source.
To see ‘Kanye interacting indoors with people without a mask on and that alone was enough to make her freak the f**k out,’ the source said about Kardashian.
Kardashian matriarch, Kris, has apparently told Kanye that he needs to self-quarantine for two weeks before he can see his wife or his children, the source said.
The source said that tension has been high between Kardashian and West amid the coronavirus pandemic.
West’s friends, according to the source, are said to be ‘concerned’ about him and worry that his current behavior could lead to a breakdown for him.
‘They can only describe Kanye’s current situation as a ticking time bomb,’ the source said, noting that the situation is ‘very difficult’ for Kardashian.
‘In addition to worrying endlessly about Kanye she has to deal with the constant public embarrassment of him making claims what’s left of her private life,’ the source told The Sun.
Kardashian is said to want to ‘keep the family together,’ but isn’t sure ‘how much more she can take of this.’
Kardashian has not publicly addressed West’s Sunday night rally comments nor his Monday night Twitter spree.