Kanye West says he might legally change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a year.
He made this known at the fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York on 7 November, where he spoke with Yeezy footwear designer Steven Smith. He says this is in a bid to just to let people know it is not crass to call yourself a billionaire.
“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”
West further spoke about his intention to run for president in 2024, black empowerment and economic empowerment.
His comment about running for presidency generated laughter eruption from the audience and this did not go down well with him, he said:
‘What y’all laughing at? ‘I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk. What they’re saying is Kanye’s crazy — one and three African Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing because they’re so scared.’
He further enlightened the audience that Martin Luther King was killed because of what he had to say and not because he had a dream. However, the source of West’s assertion is not known.
West who is married to the reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has been in the news since his conversion to Christianity and the release of his album “Jesus is King”.
Even though his comment about changing his name seems to be a joke, we will, however, not be surprised if in some month’s time if he follows through with this idea.