Kanye West to change his name as he prepares to run for president in 2024
Rapper Kanye West has announced plans to run for president come 2024 and is also considering changing his name to ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’.
The rapper who claims to be born against made this known while speaking at s Fast Company’s Innovation Festival.
“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 continued by talking about his plan to run for president. “When I run for president in 2024 —” West said, to laughter from the audience. “What y’all laughing at?”
According to Kanye West, if elected he would “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 went on to lament how African American voters are treated as a “demographic” alone, a thing he claims to have experienced as an African American fashion designer.
“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.”