Kanye West Campaign Event Attendees, Like Trump's, Will Be Asked to Sign COVID-19 Waiver

Kanye West is holding his first campaign event in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, and attendees will reportedly have to sign a COVID-19 waiver.

The rapper announced the event will be held at the Exquis Event Center at 5 p.m. on Sunday "for registered guests only."

According to a release shared with ABC News, those who wish to register for the event will need to sign up at kanye2020.country, West's campaign website. However, the website doesn't appear to feature a link allowing people to sign up for the event yet.

The release also states that "all attendees will be asked to sign COVID-19 liability release form." They will also have to wear masks and social distance

Trump supporters also had to agree to a waiver of liability due to the coronavirus pandemic in order to register to attend a rally held in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month.

Earlier on Saturday, West wrote on Twitter that he was seeking signatures to get on the ballot in South Carolina.

"Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations," he wrote, alongside a list of locations. "You can also sign up at the website."

South Carolina's deadline to file signatures as an independent candidate is usually July 15, but it is extended to July 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes just days after West officially filed as a presidential candidate with the Federal Election Commission.

He has qualified to appear on Oklahoma's presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline passed, after paying a $35,000 fee. West will be running under the BDY party as an independent candidate.

But the rapper has already missed the deadline to qualify for the ballot in several battleground states, including Florida, Ohio and Georgia.

West only announced his plans to run for the presidency two weeks ago, but there has already been a great deal of confusion over whether he would actually run.

"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION," West wrote on Twitter on July 4.

Days later, he told Forbes magazine in a wide-ranging interview that he was "taking the red hat off," referencing his support of President Donald Trump in the past and wearing Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" cap.

He also told the magazine that he planned to model his White House on Wakanda, the fictional African country in Black Panther, if he managed to win the presidency.

But earlier this week, New York magazine quoted West adviser Steve Kramer saying West was "out" of the race and that staff hired to work on West's campaign were disappointed. A representative for West has been contacted for additional comment.

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Rapper Kanye West attends the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards at MOMA on November 6, 2019 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
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