Rapper Kanye West has acknowledged defeat in the US presidential election, but has assured fans he’ll be back in 2024.
The 21-time Grammy winner is reported to have received around 57,000 votes across the 12 states in which he was in the running.
He posted a picture on his Twitter feed of himself in front of an election map with the caption ‘KANYE 2024.’
Earlier, the rapper posted various images and videos of himself voting and one tweet which read: “God is so good. Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust…me.”
West launched his campaign back in July, but had only made it on to the presidential ballot in a handful of states due to a combination of missed deadlines and lack of signatures.
There had been concern among many that West’s campaign could divert some black voters away from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Celebrities including Jennifer Aniston had also criticised those intending to vote for West, saying “it’s not funny to vote for Kanye” and urging voters to “be responsible”.
West, who is a devout Christian and has been vocally anti-abortion, had promised to focus on faith and family if he made it to the Oval Office.
He is reported to have spent at least $12m (£9.2m) on his own presidential campaign.