In hopes to bring more representation to “urban issues,” political leaders are pushing to form a new political party for upcoming state elections, which would be called the New American Party. To lead the way, members of the hip hop community have expressed their faith in Busta Rhymes and LL Cool J to run for governor.
Jineea Butler, founder of the Hip-Hop Union and Republican congressional candidate is behind the idea, The New York Post reports. Butler confirmed that she has spoken to Busta about potentially running for governor on the line, but has said no for now. She has also reportedly reached out to LL Cool J and has not received a reply yet.
“We’re looking for somebody that can energize the vote so we can clear the 50,000 votes (needed to secure a guaranteed ballot line the next four years) and someone who resonates with millennials and young folks,” Butler said. “We’re juggling a bunch of candidates we can look at from the hip hop community.”
Who knows if LL or Busta would ever run for governor, but it would be something to see.