Kanye West ran his first ad for a presidential campaign, revealing what he hopes to achieve if he becomes the next president of the United States.
Rapper Jesus Walks, 43, spoke of fulfilling “America’s destiny” by encouraging prayer and “building stronger families” in his potential presidency.
He first announced his candidacy for president in 2015 and is now running in the November election, reportedly spending more than $ 3 million (£ 2.3 million) to get on the ballot.
In his video, which lasted more than a minute, Kanye addressed voters, suggesting that his policy would focus on freedom of religion and building a stronger nation by promoting stable family units.
He said, “America, what is the fate of America? What is best for our nation, our people, what is fair, true justice?”
“We have to think about all these things together as people, to contemplate our future, to fulfill our dream, we have to have a vision.
“We as a nation will revive our nation’s commitment to faith, to what our constitution calls ‘free exercise of religion,’ including prayer, of course.”
“Through prayer, faith can be restored – we as a people are called to a greater goal than ourselves.
“We are not only a beacon for the world, but we must be servants to each other, to encourage each other, to help each other, to rise, our fellow Americans, so that we can all prosper together.
“We must act in faith, with the sure knowledge that we are pursuing the right goals and doing the right things.
“We will build a stronger state by building stronger families: families are the building blocks of society, of the nation.
“When we turn to faith, we will be the kind of people, the kind of people God intended us to be.”
The video ends with Kanye saying, “I’m Kanye West and I approve of this message.”