Famous modest Kanye West wants to change his name to something that truly reflects who he is.
The rapper said he even wants his new identity on his license plate. The whole nine yards.
West made a surprise appearance at the fifth annual Fast Company Innovation festival in New York yesterday (November 7th) where he spoke to Yeezy footwear designer Steven Smith, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“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 said.
“Martin Luther King didn’t get killed because he had a dream; he had something else he was gong to talk about,” he continued.
“He talked about black empowerment, economic empowerment. When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million (£768m) receipt and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire’. 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.”
He also went on to say he intends to run for president in 2024.
“When I run for President in 2024,” he said, before being drowned out by laughter from the audience. “What y’all laughing at? We would create so many jobs! I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk. When you see headlines saying Kanye’s crazy – one in three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing, they got no opinion, they’re so scared!”
Kanye for President? At first it seemed kinda funny. Now we’re not so sure…