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American rapper, Kanye West, has said he might be contesting for the 2024 presidential elections.
He also said he might change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire” while speaking at the Fast Company’s Innovation Festival.
He started by saying “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 was quoted as saying “When I run for president in 2024 —how wold create so many jobs. I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk,” he said.
“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.”
He believes that African American voters are treated as a “demographic” alone, something he said he has experienced as an African American fashion designer.
Kanye said, “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,” he was quoted as saying.
Plan To Change Name To “Christian Genius Billionaire”
Speaking on his plan to change his name is said he might legally change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a year.
He says this is in a bid to just to let people know it is not crass to call yourself a billionaire.
Kanye, husband to superstar model, Kim Kardashian, has been in the news since his conversion to Christianity and the release of his song “Jesus is King”.
Will he truly change his name? Time will tell.