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Lupe Fiasco endorsed Dr. Cornel West for president in the 2024 election. He made the announcement on social media, Monday. West confirmed that he will be running as a candidate for the People’s Party earlier in the day.

“Cornel West For President,” he wrote. “This will be the first and last time I vote. [sunglasses emoji] @CornelWest 2024.” Fans were supportive of Fiasco’s tweet. One replied: “I was just on the phone today talking about politics with my mom. I hope it works out! I’ll vote for him too.” Another wrote: “If this is the case, I’ll do the same.”

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Lupe Fiasco On Stage In Atlanta

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 09: Lupe Fiasco performs onstage during day 2 of the 2022 ONE Music Festival at Central Park on October 09, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage)

As for West’s announcement, he launched his campaign in a video message posted to social media. “In these bleak times, I have decided to run for truth and justice, which takes the form of running for President of the United States as a candidate for the People’s Party,” Dr. West said. “I enter in the quest for truth, I enter in the quest for justice. And the presidency is just one vehicle to pursue that truth and justice — what I’ve been trying to do all of my life.” West has been known for his work as a political activist, social critic, and author for years. He’s penned several popular works including Race Matters (1993) and Democracy Matters (2004).

Lupe Fiasco Endorses Cornel West

Monday’s post is far from the first time Fiasco has spoken about politics. He’s made appearances on The Colbert Report and even criticized former president Barack Obama as “the biggest terrorist.” After Donald Trump took over office in 2016, he also wrote on social media: “To my fans who look to me for guidance in world & intellectual affairs who see Trumps victory as a loss for humanity i offer this POV. Will some straight up unfiltered racists feel empowered? Yes. Will that empowerment congeal in2 a new Nazi party checking muslims papers? No.”

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