Kanye Considers Changing His Name To ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’
Kanye West might be the artist formerly known as Kanye West.
He reportedly said he’s considering changing his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West, claiming Forbes failed to credit him for being a billionaire after as his Yeezy shoe line is predicted to make at least $1.5 billion in sales this year.
During the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, he said the name change will be an effort to prove to Black Americans that they too can reach billionaire status.
“When I did Forbes, I showed them an $890 million receipt and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire.’ They don’t want us to know that we can buy land, they don’t want us to have the 100 percent ownership I have at Yeezy. When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is. It will be on the license plate.”
“Martin Luther King didn’t get killed because he had a dream — he had something else he was going to talk about. He talked about Black empowerment, economic empowerment.”
He also plugged his 2024 bid for President, which he made clear isn’t a joke.
“When I run for president in 2024… What y’all laughing at? We would create so many jobs! I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk. When you see headlines saying Kanye’s crazy—one in three African-Americans are in jail and all the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing, they got no opinion, they’re so scared.”
A reporter who was also present noted that West said playing with an iPhone is the same as playing with dirt.
See the full interview below.
His statements come after he revealed that Yeezy is a $3 billion company.
“I fear and love God. When you remove the fear and love of God, you create the fear and love of everything else. You’re talking to somebody right now that only fears God and Jesus has won the victory bro. This is my opinion… I ain’t calculating nothing. And God is using us to show off. When I was calculating things, I was ending up in debt. Next thing you know, I’m not even on Instagram, and Yeezy is the number 1 Google searched brand on the planet…above Louis Vuitton, above Nike, above Adidas… Yeezy! And I’m not even a part of the culture, I’m cancelled…I’m not on the gram. And it’s the number 1 brand. Last valuation I got was $3 billion, and these are people that are trying to buy it. So it must be worth $6 [billion].”
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