Kanye West says he's casting his first presidential vote for himself
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Kanye WestKanye Omari WestAfter fleeing Trump, will celebs return to DC under Biden? Amazon's shutdown of Parler is a threat to all small businesses 2020's top political celebrity moments MORE says he's casting a ballot in a presidential election for the first time — for himself.

The "Yeezus" rapper — who launched a long-shot White House bid in July —tweeted on Tuesday:


West, running under the Birthday Party, failed to make the ballot in most states and has polled in the low single digits when included in surveys.

The 43-year-old entertainer, who has said he has bipolar disorder, had previously been a prominent supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE. Cameras showed him visiting the Oval Office in 2018 sporting a "Make America Great Again" hat in a public display of support for the president.

In an August interview, West said he is "not denying" that his campaign, whose state-level ballot efforts have been linked to GOP operatives, was seeking to hurt the candidacy of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE.

West's wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestKim Kardashian West files for divorce from Kanye Biden finds a few Trump moves he'll keep House Democrats renew push for checks on presidential pardons MORE, also tweeted an Election Day message to her more than 67 million Twitter followers, sharing a link to former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaGillian Anderson to play Eleanor Roosevelt in series on first ladies Obama, Springsteen launch eight-episode podcast Obamas' production company acquires 9/11 victims fund drama starring Michael Keaton MORE's voter registration and engagement organization, When We All Vote: