On the back of his blockbuster Jesus Is King album debut, Kanye West announced he is going to run for president in 2024.
Actually, he said, "I'm not going to run; I'm going to walk."
Kanye West seemed to bend conservatively even before news of his radical salvation, wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat, visiting President Donald Trump—and taking violent heat for it among many African Americans.
As I wrote recently, in 2018, Daz Dillinger put out a vulgar "Crip alert" calling for physical harm to Kanye because the rap star supported President Trump. Bodyguards flanked him in subsequent public appearances. (Read the entire article about the death threats I heard in the spirit about Kanye here.)
The 21-time Grammy-winning Kanye made his unofficial presidential announcement during an appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City last week.
"When I run for president in 2024, we're going to definitely—yo whatchu all laughing at?" West said to a crowd who laughed. "When I run for president in 2024, we would've created so many jobs that, in fact, I'm going to walk.
"What I'm saying is, when y'all read the headlines, 'Kanye's crazy,' this and that, this and that, it's like 1 in 3 African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can't say nothing! They've got no opinion! They're so scared!"
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Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at email@example.com.
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