Fox News obtained the 43-year-old rapper’s Statement of Candidacy document, which lists his party affiliation as “BDY,” which stands for “Birthday Party.” His committee’s name is also listed on the document as “Kanye 2020.”
The document was filed one day after a Statement of Organization was submitted to the FEC with West’s name on it. A Statement of Organization is a political committee’s registration form that authorizes it to raise and spend money. The Statement of Candidacy document is filed once an individual has triggered candidacy status, meaning West has raised more than $5,000 through campaign activity, an FEC spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.
West’s Cody, Wyo. address is also listed on the candidacy document.
“I hereby designate the following named political committee as my Principal Campaign Committee for the 2020 election,” it reads.
The filing comes on the heels of reports that the Yeezy founder suspended his much-gossiped about presidential bid. It also comes one day after the Oklahoma State Election Board tweeted Wednesday that West has qualified in the Sooner State to be on the ballot. Wednesday was the state’s deadline for independent and unrecognized party presidential candidates to file statements of candidacy with their petitions or filing fees.
“This afternoon we received a properly executed statement of candidacy for Kanye West, along with the appropriate filing fee in lieu of petition,” Oklahoma State Election Board spokeswoman Misha Mohr told Fox News. “Kanye West is now qualified as an independent candidate for President of the United States in Oklahoma and will appear on the General Election ballot.”
Earlier this week The Intelligencer reported that he had suspended his campaign despite hiring both “paid and volunteer” staff to help him secure signatures in Florida and South Carolina to get him on the ballot.
West initially shared his dreams of being a candidate to run against President Trump and Joe Biden in a tweet on the Fourth of July.
“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! #2020VISION,” he wrote.
Days later, West conducted a lengthy interview with…