2 Chainz Wants to Run for Mayor in Georgia
The list of milestones that 2 Chainz has accomplished in his career is certainly lengthy, but he may be seeking to make a future one political.
Back in 2015, the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music rapper said that he wanted to run for mayor of his home city, College Park, Ga., and it looks like he still has that same dream on his agenda. While doing an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the Southern entertainer speaks on his previous statements, revealing that he needs to wait until he has the right qualifications to run.
"I could," he admits. "I'm from College Park. It's a city right outside of Atlanta, Georgia and I'm passionate about my neighborhood, my community. The mayor that was currently serving when I was thinking about taking the crown from him had been there for 20 or 30 years, so they were eager for a change. But they had a few prerequisites that I couldn't meet like staying in the same county and things like that because I didn't want to stay in the same county still. I was about growth. It's about growth and maturation. I feel like one day I could do something like that."
He also discusses what he would do in the political position, which includes trying to legalize medical marijuana.
"I would definitely have medicinal marijuana as an alternative to opium," he states. "I would do things in the community, basically start with things that I'm true to."
In addition, Tity Boi hopes to make changes in his community and deal with where the funding goes towards programs for the youth and residents.
"I would also deal with funding a lot of the county programs, sports programs, and things like that, because I feel like a lot of kids don’t come outside anymore," he explains. "A lot of them either play video games or are on their phones."
Chainz wouldn't be the first rapper to try and run for a leadership position in a political office, as tons of other artists have ran campaigns, such as Wyclef Jean, Killer Mike and more.
Watch 2 Chainz speak on his dreams to become mayor someday of College Park at the 18-minute mark below.
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