#Cousins ; it looks like #KanyeWest isn’t the only musician thinking about running for office. Artist and entrepreneur Akon has recently announced that the official orchestration of a presidential campaign on his behalf could be on the way sooner than we think!
According to #YahooNews ; Akon recently appeared on a recent episode of the daytime show The Real to discuss his future in the music industry and politics. Sources have confirmed that he is currently finishing up a few projects, while deeply pondering thoughts of running for office in 2024.
“I know what the issues are. And as a person, as an immigrant, as a black man, as whatever you want to call it, I kinda know or feel like I know that I can take the country and move it forward,” Akon states. “I really believe so.”
He also notes that he was originally suppose to put forward effort of running for the 2020 elections, however various business ventures and projects pulled his attention. He indicates that he has spent the last few years of his career working with politicians in other countries to help make a positive change.
“I’m literally advising 30 African presidents as we speak,” he states. “And it’s all based on the youth, the development of the youth and things of that nature. And I’m everywhere in the world dealing with politics, so my foreign experience is through the roof.”
When asked about his views of Kanye running, Akon states that he doesn’t think Kanye is crazy. He believes that there is just a difference within opinion when compared to everyone else.
“I honestly need him to run, I want him to run,” he says. “My thing is, if he does run, it’s great for the culture. Now, whether or not you think he’s fit is another thing, that’s why you got me as another choice.”
Akon states he would be interested in running on the same ticket as Kanye, as West’s Vice President.
#Cousins , what are your thoughts on both Akon and Kanye dining for office?