"The midterms are extremely important"
Kanye West made a last-minute plea to Americans to get out and vote Tuesday, in a brief flurry of tweets just hours before polls closed.
First, the rapper told his 10.9 million followers that he and wife Kim Kardashian had met President Obama two weeks ago—a man who famously once called him a “jackass“—and said he had decided he would be “supporting the Democratic ticket in these midterms.”
The elections, he added, were “extremely important” — a statement with which few Americans agree, if polls are to be believed. Only 41 percent in the U.S. have given much thought to the midterms at all, according to Gallup.
Kanye concluded his series of tweets by urging fans to exercise their democratic rights before the polls close:
Meanwhile, as the “Yeezus” artist was making his hasty appeal to voters on the Internet, fellow rap star Lil Jon had already flown all the way from Los Angeles to Georgia to cast a vote in the contentious senate race there, ABC News reported. Earlier this year, Lil Jon also turned his hit song “Turn Down for What” into a Rock the Vote ad called “Turn Out for What.”