Kanye Promises Free Yeezys for All if He's Elected President

Finally a campaign platform Americans can get behind.

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Kanye West blew minds last Sunday when he announced he'd run for president in 2020 (opens in new tab) during an unexpected speech at MTV's VMAs. "Listen to the kids, bro," Yeezus implored. Um ok, sure man. Confusing or not, some citizens were clearly ready to listen to Kanye. Less than 24 hours after the VMAs aired, a Maryland man had already filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create the political action committee, Ready for Kanye (opens in new tab)

But Kanye knew that if he really wanted to be president, he'd need to appeal to more than just his hardcore audience. Which is why he followed up his VMA speech by telling TMZ that (opens in new tab), "If I win, everyone gets Yeezys," referring to his insanely popular, insanely expensive line of Adidas shoes. 

Finally a campaign platform Americans can get behind.

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Before coming to esquire.com, Andrew D. Luecke worked as a professional trend forecaster and menswear editor at Stylesight (now under WGSN), an industry leading content and technology provider for professionals in style, fashion, and design. While there, he worked with top brands like Ralph Lauren, Prada, and Nike. Prior to entering the fashion industry, he was a research assistant in anthropology and economics at the City University of New York.