Kanye West, The American rap star, has disclosed he might be contesting to become President of the United States of America in 2024.
The 42-year old music star made the disclosure while speaking at the Fast Company’s Innovation Festival.
West also revealed that he might change his name to ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.’
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“When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is,” he said. “It will be on the license plate.”
He then spoke on the possibility of running for president, a declaration which was greeted with laughter by the audience.
“When I run for president in 2024 —” West said, then responded “What y’all laughing at?” when the audience started laughing.
He reiterated that irrespective of what people may say, he is not afraid to say his mind and follow his dreams, promising to create many jobs if elected President.
“I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk.”
“What they’re saying is Kanye’s crazy — one and three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing because they’re so scared.”
West also countered the assumption that African American voters are only “demographic” and always the consumer. He called for a change in the general belief that they don’t have an opinion.
“As black designers out of America, you can’t have an opinion,” he said. “You can only be the consumer… you can only be a demographic.”
“And that a boardroom says ‘this is the black demographic…This is who you’re supposed to vote on,” he continued. “This is what you’re supposed to buy. This is your Popeye’s chicken sandwich you’re supposed to eat on. I have seen the boardroom and back. And it’s completely the concept of a demographic.”