"I'm not going to just try." Kanye West believes in it: he can become president of the United States. The rapper told his ambitions on Thursday, in an interview with the Fast Company Innovation Festival .
"When I run for president in 2024, we will have created so many jobs at Yeezy (his shoe brand), that I will not run the marathon campaign, I will walk," said the rapper. "What amuses you?", He even retorted to his laughing audience.
"There will come a time when I will be the President of the United States"
As early as October, Kanye West had already stated, in a long interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 Show, an Apple Music show: "There will come a time when I will be the President of the United States, and I will remember any founder who has not been able to understand culturally what we were doing. "
(Still) more seriously, the rapper has returned to the situation of Rodney Reed, this African-American jailed for more than 20 years for the rape and murder of a young white woman. Its execution is scheduled for November 20, but many personalities call for the review of the judgment, after the publication of new documents tending to question his guilt. A petition of support also gathers 380,000 signatories.
"Take possession of your power"
"There is this gentleman in Houston, Rodney Reed, and all the evidence shows that he did not do it.It must be executed in 30 days," said Kanye West, before questioning his counterparts: "All (the black celebrities) tweet about her, but the question is: will they stop playing basketball for a week to make sure that this innocent man comes out ?: To black people, I say: do not be a simple statistic ".
And the rapper concludes, in what might sound like a campaign slogan: "Take possession of your power.Your power is not only to vote Democrat for the rest of your life".