Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West: Will the Rapper Really Change His Name?

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Following the success of his ninth album, “Jesus Is King,” Kanye West has said he is mulling the idea of changing his name.

West, 42, spoke at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival and suggested he may legally change his name to "Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West." 

"When people say it's crass to call yourself a billionaire, I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y'all understand exactly what it is," he told Fast Company senior writer Mark Wilson.

"That's going to be so hard to type," Wilson chimed in and joked.

"It will be on the license plate," West added.

The rapper is also claiming he is planning to run for president in 2024.

"When I run for president in 2024, we would've created so many jobs that, in fact, I'm going to walk. What I'm saying is, when y'all read the headlines, 'Kanye's crazy,' this and that, this and that, it's like one in three African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can't say nothing! They've got no opinion! They're so scared!" he said.

This isn’t the first time West has pushed the idea of running for president. In 2015, he made the announcement during an acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs. 

"It's not about me. It's about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth," West said at the time. "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."

West has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump during his time in the White House and has visited the commander-in-chief at the country’s most famous address. 

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