“Jesus Is King” Christian rapper Kanye West recently called on Black voters to stop putting their support behind Democrats, because that’s not where real power lies.
The 42-year-old artist told Black voters during the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York on November 7: “Own your power. Your power is not to just vote Democrat for the rest of our lives. That’s not the power.”
West continued, according to Fox News, citing Page Six: “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.”
West, who has been making waves with his “Jesus Is King” album, voiced frustrations with Forbes magazine for failing to rank him as a billionaire.
Commenting on the matter at the same Fast Company event, West said:
“When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million receipt and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire.’ They don’t want us to know that we can buy land, they don’t want us to have the 100 percent ownership I have at Yeezy. 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.”
The rapper suggested the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated because he “talked about black empowerment, economic empowerment.”
West, an unabashed public supporter of President Donald Trump, restated his plans to run for president in 2024. In addition to creating jobs, the rapper said he’d be making a run for the Oval Office in “order to serve the black community,” according to Newsweek.
When he mentioned casually that he plans to pursue the presidency, members of the audience could be heard laughing. However, a stone-faced West, suggested he was serious about one day being the President of the United States of America.