Akon Says He Needs Kanye West To Run For President

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With Kanye West making plans to run for president in 2024, Akon has something to say. Akon has previously stated his plans to run for president before, but they were put in the back burner due to him working on new music. Now that he’s done with the music, Akon paid a visit to The Real to discuss West’s intentions for candidacy.

The Konvict Muzik boss made it clear that he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to politics. Akon mentioned how he currently advises 30 African presidents when it comes to development and youth issues. Akon went on to say that he would “honestly need [Kanye] to run.”

“Kanye is not crazy, he’s just be awakened. From a spiritual state, I just feel like he’s awake now. Now he’s the most amazing marketer in the world. He understands his audience, but he’s definitely not crazy, he knows what he’s doing. My thing is, if he does run, it’s great for the culture. Now if you think he’s not fit, that’s another thing, that’s why you got me as another choice,” Akon said.

Watch the full interview below:


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