American rapper, Kanye West has announced his plans to run for president in 2024 while stating that he might change his name to ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’
The 42-year-old father of four disclosed this while speaking at the Fast Company’s Innovation Festival.
Kanye who was joined on stage by his Yeezy collaborator Steven Smith started by saying”
“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,” he said. “It will be on the license plate.”
He then started another conversation on his plan to run for president. “When I run for president in 2024 —” West said, to laughter from the audience. “What y’all laughing at?”
West said that if he were elected president, he would “create so many jobs.”
“I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk,” he said. “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.”
West also said he believes African American voters are treated as a “demographic” alone, something he said he has experienced as an African American fashion designer.
“As black designers out of America, you can’t have an opinion,” he said. “You can only be the consumer… you can only be a demographic.”
“And that a boardroom says ‘this is the black demographic…This is who you’re supposed to vote on,” he continued. “This is what you’re supposed to buy. This is your Popeye’s chicken sandwich you’re supposed to eat on. I have seen the boardroom and back. And it’s completely the concept of a demographic.”
Kanye West Donates $2million, Sets Up College Fund For George Floyd’s Six-Year-Old Daughter
Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the grieving families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrery, and Breonna Taylor following their deaths.
The 42-year-old billionaire rapper, who has stayed silent on social media amid the ongoing protests over George Floyd’s death also set up a college fund to cover the tuition for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd.
A representative confirmed Kanye West’s enormous contribution to CNN, adding that Kanye also offered to cover the legal fees for the families of Arbery and Taylor, and promised to financially support Black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago.
The donations come after critics on Twitter questioned the rapper for remaining silent over the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the deaths of other African-Americans.
Kanye West Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Musicians
Kanye West is not only the highest-paid musician of 2020 — he’s the second-highest-paid celebrity overall, according to Forbes annual list, which dropped on Thursday.
While far behind extended-family member Kylie Jenner, who topped the main list with $590 million, West is No. 2 with $170 million, far ahead of the next musician on the list, Elton John, who came in at No. 13 overall (No. 2 in music) with earnings of $81 million. The third highest-paid musician is Ariana Grande, who is the highest-placing female musician at No. 17, with $72 million; next are the Jonas Brothers with $68.5 million; and fifth is the Chainsmokers with $68 million.
The list lands at an unprecedented time in the world and the music industry: A large percentage of the artists on the list made a large percentage of their income from touring, which most certainly will not be the case this year, with all major tours postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the bulk of West’s income derives from his massively popular Yeezy sneaker line, and from Jay-Z and Drake to Rihanna and Taylor Swift, he’s not the only one diversifying his revenue streams.
Check out the full list here.
Forbes World’s Highest Paid Musicians (2020)
1. Kanye West $170 million
2. Elton John $81 million
3. Ariana Grande $72 million
4. Jonas Brothers $68.5 million
5. Chainsmokers $68 million
6. Ed Sheeran $64 million
7. Taylor Swift $63.5 million
8. Post Malone $60 million
9. Rolling Stones $59 million
10. Marshmello $56 million
11. Shawn Mendes $54.5 million
12. Jay-Z $53.5 million
13. Billie Eilish $53 million
14. BTS $50 million
15. Drake $49 million
Jennifer Lopez $47.5 million
Pink $47 million
Rihanna $46 million
Luke Bryan $45.5 million
Backstreet Boys $45 million
Phil Collins $45 million
Blake Shelton $43.5 million
Celine Dion $42 million
The Eagles $41 million
Metallica $40.5 million
I Get Inspirations To Write Songs When I Sleep With Girls : Kidi
Lynx entertainment artiste, Dennis Nana Dwamena popularly known as Kidi has revealed that he sometimes gets his inspirations to write a song while having an affair.
Musicians in the world have where they get their inspirations to pen down lyrics for people to connect with and Kidi is not different from such artistes.
Speaking in an interview on 3fm, he explained that his inspirations comes from most of the weirdest places as he puts himself into the shoes of those who will be enjoying the song.
The singer who doubles as a song writer and also promoting his current EP dubbed as “The Blue EP” affirmed to the host pushed question as he was asked that does he gets inspired while chopping a girl.
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