American rapper/producer, Kanye West says he wants to run for the president of United States of America in 2024.
West, 42, has not only declared his intentions of becoming president, but promised to “create so many jobs” if he is elected as the president of US.
Speaking on some reasons he wants to emerge as president, Kanye says he believes African American voters are treated just as a “demographic”, comparing it to his own experiences in fashion.
West, a popular businessman and family man with four children and wife, Kim Kardashian West also said:
“As black designers out of America, you can’t have an opinion. 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. 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.”
Another thing West intends to do is to change his name before he runs for office.
Speaking further to elaborate on the change of name, West said, “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. It will be on the license plate.”
On the encouragement from his family, West acknowledged the role his family has played so far in his pursuit.
He said, “I think if my family wasn’t so … if they didn’t work so hard and they weren’t so omnipresent, maybe I would just rest on my laurels of just being the greatest artist of human existence, and that would just be enough. But that’s shown that that is not enough.