Kanye West for president? Yeezy said that he is running for the highest office of the land in 2024!
On Thursday, Ye appeared at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City. It was there that he re-sparked the speculation that he was eyeing a presidential run.
“When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely- yo what are y’all laughing at?” West said as the crown snickered, “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that, in fact, I’m going to walk.”
“What I’m saying is, when y’all read the headlines, ‘Kanye’s crazy,’ this and that, this and that, it’s like one in three African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing! They’ve got no opinion! They’re so scared!” he added.
Does he have your vote?
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The Grammy-winning artist then laughed as he recalled the frenzy that followed his 2005 claim that then-President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which he walked back in 2018.
West has floated the idea of a presidential run multiple times in recent months.
Last year, West caused a cultural firestorm when he donned a “Make America Great Again” hat and visited President Trump in the Oval Office.
West has made quite the name for himself in the rap world. He made headlines again when he married Kim Kardashian, with whom he has four children. However, he broke the internet last month when he announced that he gave his life to Jesus and would no longer produce secular music. Shortly after that, he released a new gospel album titled, “Jesus is King,” and it’s pretty bangin!
In fact, “Jesus is King” is currently #1 on Billboard. As if that wasn’t great enough, every single one of his songs on the album also appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100! If you haven’t checked it out yet, get on it!