Kanye West says he had coronavirus

During an interview with Forbes Tuesday, Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye West petitions to appear on ballot in Iowa Kushner says he met with Kanye West for 'general discussion' about policy The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates MORE said he had the novel coronavirus in February.

"Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I'm supposed to do to get over it," West said of his experience with the virus. 

In a Twitter post over the weekend, West, previously a vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE, announced that he is running for president this year, though he has yet to file paperwork needed for consideration as a candidate for the November election.


West has missed essential deadlines in order to qualify to be on the ballot but says he thinks he can override the deadlines due to COVID-19.

In 2018, West called Trump his "brother," adding, "You don't have to agree with Trump, but the mob can't make me not love him."

During his recent interview, West talked about presidents who are "special" in terms of their electability and what America "needs," placing the title upon himself and other past leaders including former Presidents Clinton and Obama.

"I'm not saying Trump's in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Congress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' MORE? Like come on man, please," West told Forbes. "You know? Obama's special. Trump's special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonHas Congress captured Russia policy? What Biden must do to keep his lead and win Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech MORE? Special. Joe Biden's not special."

In 2015, the singer and producer also announced his plans to run for president of the United States at the MTV Video Music Awards.