Akon Is Considering Running From President In 2020
Akon quietly stepped away from making music to focus on bringing electricity to African communities in Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal. He’s even gone and created his own cryptocurrency. Now, the mogul is strongly considering politics.
Akon recently discussed his cryptocurrency and the Akoin Crypto City and was also asked if he’d consider taking on Donald Trump in 2020. Akon says,
I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously. But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, “You know what, if you run we’ll support you.”
Akon, who was born in Missouri before living in Senegal, also spoke on how Trump is doing two years into his presidency.
I feel a lot more unsafe. I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it’s gonna be a fight. I feel like I should be always prepared for the unexpected. I feel very uncomfortable. And I feel a lot of Americans do; even some white Americans feel that way because they’re watching backlash of his decisions. It’s not what’s happening now, because it’s clear it’s creating a whole bunch of divide today. But I think tomorrow that impact is going to be so much more devastating.
In a negative way, because we had gotten to the point where people were actually integrating. After Obama you had blacks, whites, Hispanics, everybody working together. We really came a long way to get people to come together, and look at each other as humans, and work towards a common cause. And now it seems like everything that was done is being undone, with gangs and race groups reemerging. It’s just horrible.
Do you think Akon has what it takes to run for office?