At Fast Company’s Innovation Festival last year, he said he would run in 2024 and that he was considering using the name Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.
The audience laughed.
“What y’all laughing at?” he said. “When I run for president in 2024 we would have created so many jobs I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk.”
The hip-hop star and fashion impresario has been criticized for his friendship with President Donald Trump, a Republican who has low support among Black Americans.
“Your power is not just to vote Democrat for the rest of our lives,” West said at the Fast Company festival. “That’s not the power — just voting on who they told us to vote on. That’s not where the power is.”