Kanye West is willing to go to big lengths to prove his point. The next example of that might involve Kanye creating a new, fantastical legal name for himself.
Speaking at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Thursday (Nov. 7), Kanye reaffirmed his wish to run for U.S. President in 2024, and while doing so, he spoke on the perceived stigma attached to billionaires and his potential method for owning that label.
“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,” Kanye said.
Just before announcing the potential name change, Kanye explained the idea that the powers that be don’t want Black people to embrace economic empowerment
“When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million receipt and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire,” Kanye said. “They don’t want us to know that we can buy land; they don’t want us to have the 100 percent ownership [that] I have at Yeezy.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Kanye said that he was going to run for U.S. President in 2024.
“When I run for president in 2024, we want to definitely…” ‘Ye began as the crowd began to laught. “Yo what y’all laughing at? When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m gonna walk.”
The man who may soon be known as Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West recently announced plans for a tour of his Jesus Is King album.
Despite her concerns, ‘Ye is said to be in “great spirits” ahead of the tour.
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