Kanye West said he’s running for US president in 2024 while speaking about his new line of Yeezys at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City on Thursday.
In an enlightening 35-minute talk about how his shoes are made from algae, Kanye let loose a series of intriguing revelations, including that he could potentially be changing his name to ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’ People reports.
Kanye who was joined on stage by his Yeezy collaborator Steven Smith 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, it will be on the license plate.
He then started another conversation on 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?”
West said that if he were elected president, 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.”