- Evergreen worldwide singer, Akon, said there is hope he will run in the US 2024 presidential race with Kanye West
- The Smack That crooner said he feels so unempowered and unsafe under Trump's presidency and said he feels the race is going to be a fight
- According to Akon, though he has different political beliefs to West, he believes the differences could make for a great team
Legendary singer, Akon, is gunning for the 2024 US presidential run and might even collaborate with popular American rapper, Kanye West, as reports suggest.
Yahoo reports that the I Wanna Love You singer on Monday, 18 November spoke about his stepping back from the 2020 presidential race.
“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. I really believe so,” he said.
He also spoke about how he has been watching closely and how he feels so much unsafe and unempowered under President Trump’s administration, and how running might be a tough fight.
“I feel a lot more unsafe. I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it's gonna be a fight. I've been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” he said.
When asked what he thought about Kanye West, who has also shown interest in running, he said that he does not see the race as a competition.
“I honestly need him to run, I want him to run. 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,” he said.
Akon also added that though his political belief is different from West's, the difference will make for a good team as he does not mind running as his vice president.
“Working together we could now both fulfil the overall play of what the American people is looking for and I think that would be a great compromise,” he said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that West announced that he would be staging his first-ever opera, titled Nebuchadnezzar.
The rapper, who just turned Christian devotee, said that he would be presenting the opera come Sunday, 24 November at the Hollywood Bowl, Evening Standard reports.
On his Twitter account, Kanye shared a sample of the golden ticket designed by Nick Knight which has an engraved image of the ancient Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar.
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