Kanye West Becomes First Rapper to Cover ‘The New Yorker’ Magazine

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screenshot of Kanye West covers the September, 2015 issue of 'The New Yorker' Magazine

Kanye West is still breaking barriers. The hip hop star and fashion mogul becomes the first rapper ever to grace the cover of The New Yorker magazine. Featuring a cartoon cover illustrated by Barry Blitt, Yeezy is depicted as a presidential candidate and can be seen holding up a sign that reads “Trump Defeats Kanye.” The visual mimics the hip hop artist’s claims to run for president of the Unites States in 2020 during his popular MTV Music Awards speech that he made last week.

The New Yorker is also taking a jab at Donald Trump by suggesting that he will never win the presidential election along with Kanye West.The cover copies the famous photograph of President Harry Truman winning the presidential election in 1948.

After making his big presidential announcement at last week’s MTV Music Awards, Kanye West had the internet going crazy and several blogs created memes making fun of his presidential announcement. However, Kanye West seemed to be very serious about his campaign.

Kanye West during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Kanye West seems to be very serious about his presidential campaign as he has not retracted on his claims just yet. If the rapper were to seriously run for president, we wonder how many people would come support him. The hip-hop artist has a good five years to seriously make a decision and considering a lot of things can happen in that time, we’re curious to see if he is really going to run.

Kanye West’s New Yorker magazine cover will be available for purchase on newsstands next week. So, are you still thinking about voting for Kanye West is 2020? We’re guessing at this point anyone is better than Trump! Kanye West for president in 2020!

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