Rapper for President.
Written by Rika C on November 19, 2019
Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon, said he would consider running for President in 2024. Not only did he say he considers it for himself but also encouraged the idea of a Kanye West presidential run as well. Akon said Akon said “I know what the issues are as a person, as an immigrant, as a Black man. Whatever you want to call it. I kind of know or feel like I know that I can take the country and move it forward.”He went on to describe Kanye as “awakened” and “the most amazing marketer in the world.” He added that he believes a Kanye presidential run would be “great for the culture,” a remark that will no doubt raise a lot of eyebrows after Kanye has repeatedly brought his concern for black Americans into question with outlandish and controversial opinions. Akon seems to support the idea of himself and West running simultaneously. However, he believes voters who don’t consider West as “fit” for the job, might consider Akon as the logical choice.