Kanye West has urged all black Americans not to just “vote Democrat” during an appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City.
“When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely- yo whatchu all laughing at?” the 42-year-old rapper said.
Dailycaller.com reports: When the audience laughed at his presidential hopes, the superstar rapper seemed to ignore them and continued.
“When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that, in fact, I’m going to walk,” he said.
“What I’m saying is, when y’all read the headlines, ‘Kanye’s crazy,’ this and that, this and that, it’s like one in three African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing,” he added. “They’ve got no opinion! They’re so scared!”
The “Gold Digger” hitmaker then referenced how much attention he got back in 2005 when he claimed that President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has recently walked back those comments.
West also explained during the same interview that black Americans should use their power and not just “vote Democrat,” per Page Six.
“Own your power,” the rapper went on. “Your power is not to just vote Democrat for the rest of our lives. That’s not the power.”
“The power is when I talk to my lawyer … I put on my trench coat and said, ‘We’re moving these factories to America, and that’s how it’s going to be’ — and it’s lovely.”
During the same event, he debuted a sneaker made of algae and shared that they “moved the headquarters to Cody, Wyo … Our goal is to bring the manufacturing back to America — South America, North America — bring it back Stateside and to present jobs for people back here.”