Rapper Kanye West is under pressure from his fans to run for the White House in four years’ time.
Fans have launched an online campaign, following the election of Donald Trump as America’s new president.
It follows Kanye telling the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards last year that he was intending to run for president during 2020.
At the time, no one took declaration seriously. But, now that a man who has no political pedigree has taken the keys to the White House, Kanye’s followers believe he really could stand a chance.
Mr Trump is, after all, a businessman and, latterly, a reality television star having fronted The Apprentice, so it no longer seems such a far-fetched idea that a music star could become the US president.
Many of Kanye’s fans have taken to Twitter to beg their idol to put his money where his mouth is and follow through with his 2015 pledge.
Even celebrity blogger Perez Hilton got involved, and said: “I’m so excited for @KanyeWest to kick @realDonaldTrump out of the White House and president of the United States!! ANYTHING is possible!”
Kanye recently talked about his political aspirations during an interview on the BBC, saying that he did not have any political views, but he did have views on humanity.
He said: “We are numb. We’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July.
“If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive, I’m going to try and do it.”
Kanye’s pledge to make a difference comes as he denied that he was backing Mr Trump during the presidential campaign.
Both Kanye and his wife, the reality star Kim Kardashian, publically backed Democrat Hillary Clinton.
But after a passenger who had been on a flight from Paris to Los Angeles with him claimed he heard the rapper talking about what a big fan of Mr Trump he was, a spokesman for Kanye said that this was totally untrue.
While Kanye has not yet entered the political spectrum himself, he has been pictured in selfies with Mrs Clinton and he and his wife have both donated money to her, ultimately unsuccessful campaign.