During his speech at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in NY the artist called on Texas governor Greg Abbott to release an African-American inmate who is facing execution for raping and murdering a young woman.More news: Valverde accepts Barca under pressure after Slavia stalemate
Accompanied on stage by Steven Smith, lead designer of West's shoe brand Yeezy, West dug into the nuts and bolts of the fashion industry.
Kanye West said he is considering changing his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West, Newsweek reports. As far as mental health, it's something that, you know - I think taking the "likes" away and taking that aspect away from it would be really beneficial for people.
During his appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in NY on Thursday Kanye said: "When I run for president in 2024, we're going to definitely- yo whatchu all laughing at? He talked about black empowerment, economic empowerment", He said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million (£768m) receipt and they still didn't say "billionaire". "It will be on the license plate", said Ye at the festival.More news: IOS 13.2.2 rolling out with memory management and signal fixes
"What y'all laughing at?" The rapper has been known to make renege on certain decisions in the past, such as his 2016 announcement that he would run for president in 2020 - a plan he delayed by a few years on Thursday. Glaring at the audience he continued: "when I run for president in 2024 we would have created so many jobs".
Later in the talk, West used his optimistic outlook of how many people the proposed relocation would employ to reiterate his intention to run for president in 2024.
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