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Kanye West says he had coronavirus

During an interview with Forbes Tuesday, Kanye West 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 Trump, 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 Biden? 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 Clinton? 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.