U.S. Race: Kanye West Picks ‘Biblical Life Coach’ As Running Mate


Rapper Kanye West has confirmed life coach Michelle Tidball as his vice president on Arkansas’ presidential ballot, TMZ, an American tabloid reported Tuesday.

West, 43, turned in enough signatures in the state of Arkansas to run there in the 2020 US election in November.

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State of Arkansas confirmed the submission to TMZ.

The publication also reports that the correct forms were submitted with just 15 minutes to go before the deadline.

On the forms, Kanye listed Michelle Tidball as his vice president, unlike his submissions in the states of Illinois, Oklahoma, and New Jersey.

However, he has previously listed her as his running mate in the state of Missouri.

The Bound 2 star first mentioned Tidball joining him on ballots in a tweet on the Fourth of July when he announced he was running for office.

Tidball is a resident of Cody, Wyoming, where Kanye owns a $14 million ranch where he has been reportedly producing new music and planning his campaign from.

She describes herself as a ‘Biblical life coach’ and is said to run the website named Yarash.org for her coaching services.

However, TMZ reports that she has scrubbed the internet of her presence in recent days, but that her archived biography on Yarash.org reveals further details about her.

Tidball describes being visited by god when she was on the brink of death at only six months old.

Her religious beliefs only got stronger with age as, according to TMZ, she stated: “Being raised in the church I loved god, encountered him, but wanted to know more.

“At seventeen I had an encounter in the heavenly realms and made a decision to serve him all the days of my life”.

The publication confirmed that Tidball holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming from back in 2003, but found no more evidence of the “various degrees in mental health and criminal justice” that she mentions in her archived website biography.

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