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Kanye West reveals that he might change his name to ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.’ He is disappointed that Forbes failed to credit him for being a billionaire “after his Yeezy shoe line is predicted to make at least $1.5 billion in sales this year.”
In doing so, West believes he can encourage Black Americans to believe that they can also become billionaires. While at the fast Company Innovations Festival in NYC, he says:
When I did Forbes, I showed them an $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. It will be on the license plate.”
“Martin Luther King didn’t get killed because he had a dream — he had something else he was going to talk about. He talked about Black empowerment, economic empowerment.”
West plans to run for President in 2024.
“When I run for president in 2024… What y’all laughing at? We would create so many jobs! I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk. When you see headlines saying Kanye’s crazy—one in three African-Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing, they got no opinion, they’re so scared.”