Chance the Rapper is one celebrity taking a chance on Kanye West’s possible presidential bid.

The rapper on Monday endorsed West on Twitter, retweeting a Yeezy post that pays tribute to his late mother Donda West.

In the post, Chance the Rapper wondered why anyone would try and convince him to vote for Joe Biden over West, his fellow Chicago resident and frequent collaborator.

And yall out here tryna convince me to vote for Biden. Smfh

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2020

West hasn’t said much about running for president beyond a cryptic Fourth of July tweet that said: “I am running for president of the United States!” Tesla founder Elon Musk quickly endorsed him, but other celebrities mocked the music titan.

On Twitter, some people weren’t impressed by Chance The Rapper’s logic.

Serious question; What’s the alternative?

— Corey🤬Reynolds (@coreyreynoldsLA) July 13, 2020

A vote for Biden is a vote to STAY ALIVE but go off…

— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) July 13, 2020

Defiant stupidity is the worst kind.

— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) July 13, 2020

Chance the Rapper then asked his detractors if they were more “pro Biden” or “anti Ye.”

Are u more pro biden or anti ye and why? I get that you’ll want to reply that you’re just tryna “get trump out” but in this hypothetical scenario where you’re replacing Trump, can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better??

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2020

Many people were happy to explain why a West presidency would be bad for the country.

He has literally any clue how this works. We already tried the dumb celebrity thing and it failed. Kanye can’t even lead his cult so why does he think he could lead a country? His mission to enrich himself never ends? He’s not mentally stable and we need stability?

— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) July 13, 2020

Court appointments, carbon emissions, decriminalizing marijuana and expunging records, Covid response, health care, DACA/Dreamers, better/more qualified cabinet, etc etc etc. I get that you don’t like Biden but there’s *no* category where he wouldn’t be better than Trump. None.

— Hutch (@hutchinson) July 13, 2020

Joe Biden had a pandemic team in place (which Trump dismantled) that would have lessened the impact of #COVID19. He will assist w/ climate change, women's rights, increased HBCU funding, Supreme Court appointments, healthcare, reparations, etc. He's clearly the better candidate.

— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) July 13, 2020

Chance the Rapper said later that he understood why people favored Biden over West, but still disagreed with them.

I finally got the answer now. I understand. Yall trust Biden more than yall trust Ye. I think I understand why, I just don’t feel the same way.

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2020

But some continued making the case why a West candidacy in 2020 is destined to fail.

Do your research, Chance. Kanye has already missed the deadline to appear on the ballot in several states. Even if he were the best candidate, which he is not, there is zero chance that he can be elected. Zero. Every tweet you post supporting Kanye only supports Trump.

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 13, 2020

Anyways, it's been over a week since Kanye's "announcement". He hasn't filed anything with the FEC, he hasn't tried to get on the ballot in any state, he hasn't released any actual policy proposals.He's not taking this seriously… so why are you?

— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) July 13, 2020 HuffPost testPromoTitleReplace testPromoDekReplace Join HuffPost Today!No thanks. HuffPost Important conversations are happening now. Add your voice! Join HuffPost Today! Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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