Hip-Hop artist Akon is considering venturing into politics to fight President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race, in accordance to a current interview with Newsweek.
“I’ve been desirous about working for 2020 very significantly,” Akon stated. “However I didn’t need to simply do it as a result of I really feel like I would like to proceed doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me sufficient momentum [for people] to say, ‘You recognize what, when you run we’ll assist you.’”
The rapper launched his Akoin cryptocurrency in June. The digital forex can be used to assist Akon’s Lighting Africa initiative, which offers renewable power to elements of the continent together with Senegal.
Though Akon was born in Missouri, a stretch of his childhood was spent along with his household in the West African nation. He moved again to America at 7 and later turned a profitable businessman. Consequently, Trump’s present place on immigration has made Akon really feel “much more unsafe.”
“I really feel unempowered. Actually, I really feel it’s gonna be a battle. I really feel like I ought to be at all times ready for the surprising. I really feel very uncomfortable,” the rapper stated to the information publication.
He continued, “And I really feel a variety of People do; even some white People really feel that manner as a result of they’re watching backlash of his choices. It’s not what’s taking place now, as a result of it’s clear it’s creating an entire bunch of divide as we speak. However I believe tomorrow that impression goes to be a lot extra devastating.”
Akon additionally stated he feels that Trump has enticed the reemergence of hate teams after former president Barack Obama labored laborious to attempt to unify the nation.
“We actually got here a great distance to get individuals to come collectively, and have a look at one another as people, and work in direction of a typical trigger,” he stated. “And now it looks like every part that was finished is being undone, with gangs and race teams reemerging. It’s simply horrible.”
Earlier this yr, the hip-hop mogul mentioned wanting to run for president with Fb creator Mark Zuckerberg as his vp.