Rapper Kanye West claimed that he is running for president in 2024 while speaking at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in New York on Thursday. West, who previously pitched the idea of running for president in 2020 but didn’t follow through, said that when he runs “for president in 2024, we are going to definitely–,” but the 42-year-old artist and fashion designer was cut off by laughter. “What y’all laughing at?” he snapped back, before suggesting that he is serious.
“When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that 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. 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.”